Often, Bêche-de-Mer. Neo-Melanesian.
On the reefs of the Southern Ocean is found a kind of sea-slug termed the beche-de-mer.
Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art Various
There were traders old and young, beche-de-mer fishermen, old beach-combers and blackbirders.
Through the South Seas with Jack London Martin Johnson
We must fill the three schooners with copra and beche-de-mer.
South Sea Tales Jack London
noun (pl) bêches-de-mer (ˌbɛʃdəˈmɛə), bêche-de-mer
another name for trepang
becher first-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that he married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his descendants were consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 26:35; 1 Chr. 7:20, 21). They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin (Num. […]
Sidney, 1897–1959, U.S. jazz soprano saxophonist and clarinetist. noun Sidney (Joseph). 1897–1959, US jazz soprano saxophonist and clarinettist
noun Karl. 1826–1900, German piano maker; founder (1853) of the Bechstein company of piano manufacturers in Berlin Historical Examples At the corner near the bechstein Hall the cab came to a stop behind the long line of carriages waiting for the end of a concert. A Bed of Roses W. L. George Helen suggested, after […]
- Bechterew’s disease
bechterew’s disease Bechterew’s disease Bech·te·rew’s disease (běk’tə-rěfs’, -rěvz’) n. See spondylitis deformans.