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Any of various large sea cucumbers that are dried or smoked for use as an ingredient in soup, especially in China. Also called bêche-de-mer.
(Animals) any of various large sea cucumbers of tropical Oriental seas, the body walls of which are used as food by the Japanese and Chinese. Also called: bêche-de-mer
[C18: from Malay těripang]
any of various sea cucumbers, as Holothuria edulis, used as food in Asia.
[1775–85; < Malay təripaŋ]
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|Noun||1.||trepang - of warm coasts from Australia to Asia; used as food especially by Chinese|
holothurian, sea cucumber - echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders