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  • n. trepang, sea cucumber

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French (Wiktionary)

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  • "Annette, who followed her in, found the thing like a giant bêche-de-mer inside the bowl. It lay there, dull and malevolent, a parasite expelled, abandoned on the porcelain shores of Craig's Hotel."
    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 153–154

    April 16, 2009