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a pidgin language based on English and spoken in Melanesia, New Guinea, and NE Australia.
an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespread Also called Biche-la-mar
an English-based creole language widely spoken in the SW Pacific, with borrowings from other languages, esp Motu Also called Beach-la-Mar


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  • Beach pea

    either of two plants of the legume family, Lathyrus japonicus, of seashores of the North Temperate Zone, or L. littoralis, of the temperate western coast of North America, both having oblong leaves and clusters of pealike flowers. Historical Examples He liked the beach pea, (Lathyrus maritimus,) cooked green, as well as the cultivated. Atlantic Monthly, […]

  • Beach plum

    a shrub, Prunus maritima, of the rose family, of the seashores of northeastern North America, having sharply toothed leaves and white flowers. the purple or blackish edible fruit of this shrub. Historical Examples The wind whined among the pines which grew along the ridge of beach plum Point. Ruth Fielding Down East Alice B. Emerson […]

  • Beach ridge

    a long, low ridge, usually one of a series, composed of sand or gravel transported by the waves and currents of a storm surge. Historical Examples With this he dashed out of the door, and ran toward the beach ridge behind which the cabin stood. Harper’s Round Table, July 2, 1895 Various At that moment […]

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