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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. relish

Etymologies

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)

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