sambal

1 of 2

noun (1)

sam·​bal
(ˈ)säm¦bäl
plural -s
: a condiment made typically of peppers, pickles, grated coconut, salt fish, or fish roe and eaten especially with curry and rice in and around Indonesia and Malaya

Sambal

2 of 2

noun (2)

Sam·​bal
"
variants or less commonly Sambali
sämˈbälē
or Zambal
(ˈ)säm¦bäl
plural Sambal or Sambals also Sambali or Sambalis or Zambal or Zambals
1
a
: a people of Zambales province, western Luzon, Philippines
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Austronesian language of the Sambal people

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Malay

Noun (2)

Tagalog Sambál, Sambali

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“Sambal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sambal. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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