[ beech-luh-mahr ]
/ ˌbitʃ ləˈmɑr /
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Origin of Beach-la-Mar
Alteration of bêche-de-mer a well-known trade item in the region where this type of pidgin is spoken
Words nearby Beach-la-Mar
beach flea, beachfront, beach goldenrod, beach grass, beachhead, Beach-la-Mar, beachmaster, beach pea, beach plum, beach ridge, beachscape
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British Dictionary definitions for Beach-la-Mar
/ (ˌbiːtʃləˈmɑː) /
an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespreadAlso called: Biche-la-mar
Word Origin for Beach-la-Mar
C19: quasi-French, from bêche-de-mer (trepang, this being a major trading commodity in the SW Pacific; hence the name was applied to the trading language)
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