Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various large deer of the genus Cervus, especially C. unicolor of southern Asia, having a dark brown coat and, in the male, large antlers usually with three points.

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  • noun A southeast Asian deer.
  • noun 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.

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

Etymologies

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

[Hindi sāmbar, from Sanskrit śambaraḥ.]

Examples

  • 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

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

    Vada Sambar not Medu

  • 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.

    Potato thoran- potato with shredded coconut. « Salt and Pepper.

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

    2006 November 21 « Salt and Pepper.

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

    2006 November « 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

  • 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.

    Cloud Leopards to Rise Again?

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

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

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