Sambar meaning

sămbər, säm-
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Any of various large deer of the genus Cervus, especially C. unicolor of southern Asia, having a dark brown coat and, in the male, large antlers usually with three points.
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A southeast Asian deer, Cervus unicolor.
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A food preparation common in southern India and Sri Lanka, made of lentils (usually red gram, also called toor dal) and vegetables in a spicy tamarind and lentil flour soup base.
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A large Asian deer (Cervus unicolor) with coarse hair, a short, erectile mane, and three-pointed antlers.
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Origin of sambar

  • Hindi sāmbar from Sanskrit śambaraḥ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition