Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large deer (Cervus unicolor) of southern Asia, having three-tined antlers and a reddish-brown coat.

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  • n. A southeast Asian deer.
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines

Etymologies

Hindi sāmbar, from Sanskrit śambaraḥ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I was right about the batata vada surprising all of us ... in sambar?!

    Vada Sambar not Medu

  • It sounds like this is a go-to spice powder for Kannada cooks - with potential uses in sambar, dry vegetable curries, gravies, and those delicious rice dishes such as vangi bhaat and bisi bele huli anna.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • While mixed vegetable sambar is an all-time favorite in our home, I have recently started to make single-veggie sambars which always turn out so delicious.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I would make an easy sambar instead, because I absolutely love the presence of juicy chunks of vegetables in sambar.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • The only time my mother cooked potatoes was in sambar.

    2006 November 21 « Salt and Pepper.

  • Prey species such as sambar deer, wild hogs and macaques may overpopulate their habitats, a big change in Taiwan where only recently these species faced threats of extinction.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Deep species such as sambar (Cervus unicolor), hog deer (C. porcinus), and wild boar (Sus scrofa) appeared to be numerous.

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

  • In Nagpur, the place where I was born and brought up, coriander is known as 'sambar' and the preparation which I am going to state is here is known as Patudi or Sambar vadi.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Also in the park wild animals are found such as sambar, chital, black buck, fishing cat, mongoose, etc. Wonder of Natural World!

    BeanRocket Blog Communities Lastest Posts

  • Since the sambar can weigh upwards of 600 pounds (male) I 'm guessing this is a fawn sambar.

    Snake-Bit!

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