Definition of sambar
: a large Asian deer (Cervus unicolor) with the male having strong 3-pointed antlers and long coarse hair on the throat
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Always there are spicy pickles, sambar and vegetables simmered in coconut milk or sautéed with ground coconut and curry leaves.
The rampant river also claimed the lives of 11 wild boar, nine swamp deer, six sambar, three buffalo, two hog badgers, one porcupine, and one python.
This current flood is the worst at the park since 1998, a year that saw the deaths of scores of rhinos, water buffalo, wild pigs, and sambar.
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Origin and Etymology of sambar
Hindi & Urdu sā̃bar, from Sanskrit śambara
First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
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