Beach-la-Mar

Beach-la-Mar

 (bēch′lə-mär′)
n.

[Alteration of Bêche-de-Mer.]

Beach-la-Mar

(ˌbiːtʃləˈmɑː)
n
(Languages) an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespread. Also called: Biche-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)]

Bis•la•ma

(ˌbis lɑˈmɑ)
n.
a pidgin based on English and used as a lingua franca in parts of W Oceania: an official language of Vanuatu.