trepang

noun
tre·pang | \tri-ˈpaŋ, ˈtrē-ˌpaŋ\

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

First Known Use of trepang

1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trepang

Malay tĕripang

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