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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tussah \Tus"sah\ Tusseh \Tus"seh\(t[u^]s"s[.a]), n. [Also tussa, tussar, tusser, tussur, etc.] [Prob. fr. Hind. tasar a shuttle, Skr. tasara, trasara.] An undomesticated East Indian silkworn (Antheraea mylitta), that feeds on the leaves of the oak and other plants. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]