Origin of trepang

1775–85; < Malay təripaŋ (spelling teripang) < an unidentified source Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. any of various large sea cucumbers of tropical Oriental seas, the body walls of which are used as food by the Japanese and ChineseAlso called: bêche-de-mer

Word Origin for trepang

C18: from Malay těripang
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