Definitions for bêche-de-merˌbɛʃ dəˈmɛər, ˌbeɪʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bêche-de-mer*ˌbɛʃ dəˈmɛər, ˌbeɪʃ-(n.)(pl.)bêch•es-de-mer; bêche-de-mer

  1. a trepang.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. Often, Bêche-de-Mer.

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Bislama.

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Origin of bêche-de-mer:

1805–15; erroneously for F biche de mer < Pg bicho do mar lit., animal of the sea

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Beche-de-mer

    a slug, called also the trepang, procured on the coral reefs of the Pacific, which is dried and eaten as a dainty by the Chinese.

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