There are 2 definitions of sambar in English:

sambar1

Line breaks: sam¦bar
Pronunciation: /ˈsambɑː
 
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noun

  • A dark brown woodland deer with branched antlers, of southern Asia.
    • Cervus unicolor, family Cervidae
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    • Other large mammals that have vanished are the leopard, the largest species of deer (the sambar and the barking deer), the pig-tailed macaque, and the wild pig.
    • The stillness was abruptly shattered by a loud alarm call from a sambar deer.
    • Maachli had fought hard to secure rights to an area around the Ranthambhore lakes, which are prime hunting grounds, full of sambar, spotted deer and wild boar.

Origin

late 17th century: from Hindi sābar, from Sanskrit śambara.

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There are 2 definitions of sambar in English:

sambar2

Line breaks: sam¦bar
Pronunciation: /ˈsambɑː
 
/
(also sambhar)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A spicy south Indian dish consisting of lentils and vegetables.
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    • We were shown the clean and modern kitchen where, in huge vats, rice and sambar were cooked for distribution to 43,000 schoolchildren.
    • Garnished with an array of chutneys and delicious sambar, the end product is simply scrumptious for the food aficionado.
    • There is rice and sambhar every day, but different vegetables are used over the week and there are regular supplements.

Origin

from Tamil cāmpār, via Marathi from Sanskrit sambhāra 'collection, materials'.

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Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea