Holothuria edulis
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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