from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spicy condiment used especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, made with chili peppers and other ingredients, such as sugar or coconut.
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- n. relish
Malay, from Tamil sambhar, from Prakrit saṃbhārei, he gathers, from Sanskrit saṃbhārayati, he causes to be brought together : sam, together; see Sanskrit + bharati, he carries, brings.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Afrikaans sambal, from Indonesian sambal, from Malay sambal, from Javanese sambel. (Wiktionary)