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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Holothuria 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Holothuridae  [syn:  {Holothuria},  {genus 
  Holothuria}] 




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