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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.
[Hindi sāmbar, from Sanskrit śambaraḥ.]
n, pl -bars, -bar, -burs or -bur
(Animals) a S Asian deer, Cervus unicolor, with three-tined antlers
[C17: from Hindi, from Sanskrit śambarra, of obscure origin]
(Cookery) a southern Indian dish consisting of lentils and vegetables cooked with tamarind and other spices
or sam•bur(ˈsæm bər, ˈsɑm-)
an Asian deer, Cervusunicolor, with three-pointed antlers.
[1690–1700; < Hindi < Skt śambara]