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trepang

[trih-pang] /trɪˈpæŋ/
noun
1.
any of various holothurians or sea cucumbers, as Holothuria edulis, used as food in China.
Origin of trepang
1775-1785
1775-85; < Malay təripaŋ (spelling teripang) < an unidentified source
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trepang

/trɪˈpæŋ/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: from Malay těripang
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