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noun as in silk

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But give 13-year-old Tussah Heera credit: How would you do on national television if you were asked to spell “herniorrhaphy”?

The silk produced by the wild worms of China and India is called “tussah” (or “tussur”).

The China silk was dissolved by this reagent; Tussah silk and the lustra-celluloses entirely resisted its action.

Over this is placed one braid of tussah silk and an outer braid of cotton.

Bengal has furnished the Tussah moth, which lives in India on the oak and a variety of other trees.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tussah, such as: fiber, taffeta, thread, tulle, mantua, and pongee.

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