noun \tri-ˈpaŋ, ˈtrē-ˌ\

Definition of TREPANG

:  any of several large sea cucumbers (as of the genera Actinopyga and Holothuria) that are taken mostly in the southwestern Pacific and are boiled, dried, and used especially in Asian cuisine —called also bêche-de-mer

Origin of TREPANG

Malay tĕripang
First Known Use: 1783


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