Definition of Trepang

1. Noun. Of warm coasts from Australia to Asia; used as food especially by Chinese.

Exact synonyms: Holothuria Edulis
Generic synonyms: Holothurian, Sea Cucumber
Group relationships: Genus Holothuria, Holothuria



Definition of Trepang

1. n. Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; -- called also bêche de mer, sea cucumber, and sea slug.

Definition of Trepang

1. Noun. Bêche-de-mer, sea cucumber. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trepang

1. a marine animal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trepang

1. Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; called also beche de mer, sea cucumber, and sea slug. Alternative forms: tripang. The edible trepangs are mostly large species of Holothuria, especially H. 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. Origin: Malay tripang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trepang

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1. Voyages of the Dutch Brig of War Dourga: Through the Southern and Little by Dirk Hendrik Kolff, George Windsor Earl (1840)
"trepang batu. These have a bluish tinge, and it is necessary to cut them through the ... trepang corro. This is also cut open, and the entrails removed. 4. ..."

2. The Commercial Products of the Sea: Or, Marine Contributions to Food by Peter Lund Simmonds (1879)
"AN important fishery for a food product, although one scarcely known at all in Europe, is the trepang fishery of the Pacific and Eastern Seas. ..."

3. The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago: Papuans by George Windsor Earl (1858)
"... stretching far out to sea, which are only covered to the depth of a few feet at low tides. The trepang, or sea-slug, which, when cured, is an article of ..."

4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The object of their expedition," writes Captain Flinders ('Voyage to Terra Australie'), "was a certain marine animal called trepang. ..."

5. The Sea and Its Living Wonders by Georg Hartwig (1892)
"The Sea-Cucumbers—Their strange Dismemberments.—• trepang-fishing on the Coast of North Australia.—In the Feejee Islands. " As there are stars in the sky, ..."

6. The Mary Ira: Being the Narrative Journal of a Yachting Expedition from by J. K. M., J. K. M. (J. K. Munro) (1867)
"<c trepang," or, as it is sometimes called, " Biche de Mer," is a snail-like sea-slug of from two to ... There are three varieties of trepang, perhaps more. ..."

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