trepang

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay teripang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trepang (plural trepangs)

  1. Bêche-de-mer, sea cucumber.
    • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked, Angus & Robertson 1995, p. 266:
      There had been a drop in the mother-of-pearl shell market and quite a few of the pearling luggers had turned their attention to diving for trepang, which had survived the ravages of the depression and was easy to recover, lying in shallow waters.

Translations[edit]