sea slug
Trepang Tre*pang", n. [Malay tr[=i]pang.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; -- called also {b[^e]che de mer}, {sea cucumber}, and {sea slug}. [Written also {tripang}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The edible trepangs are mostly large species of {Holothuria}, especially {Holothuria edulis}. They are taken in vast quantities in the East Indies, where they are dried and smoked, and then shipped to China. They are used as an ingredient in certain kinds of soup. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea slug — Slug Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea slug — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A holothurian. (b) A nudibranch mollusk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea slug — sea′ slug n. ivt a nudibranch • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea slug — n. NUDIBRANCH …   English World dictionary

  • sea slug — noun any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell less and often beautifully colored body • Syn: ↑nudibranch • Hypernyms: ↑gastropod, ↑univalve • Hyponyms: ↑Hermissenda crassicornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea slug — /ˈsi slʌg/ (say see slug) noun any of various nudibranch, slug like, marine, opisthobranch molluscs …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea slug — noun Date: 1779 1. sea cucumber 2. a naked marine gastropod; specifically nudibranch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea-slug — n. Trepang, sea cucumber, bêhe demer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea slug —   See sea cucumber …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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