trepang

[ trih-pang ]
/ trɪˈpæŋ /

noun

any of various holothurians or sea cucumbers, as Holothuria edulis, used as food in China.

Origin of trepang

1775–85; < Malay təripaŋ (spelling teripang) < an unidentified source
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trepang

/ (trɪˈpæŋ) /

noun

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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