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 n.— «Thanks to a variety of factors like better yarn lustre and lower renditta count (the term for the quantity of cocoon required to produce one kg of silk yarn), cross-breeds have gained in popularity with silkworm rearers in Kolar and other major silk producing districts of the state.» —“Now, cross-breed cocoons gain space in K’taka” by Arun Iyer Economic Times (India) Mar. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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