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sambar

or sambur, sambhar, sambhur

[sam-ber, sahm-] /ˈsæm bər, ˈsɑm-/
noun
1.
a deer, Cervus unicolor, of India, Sri Lanka, southeastern Asia, the East Indies, and the Philippines, having three-pointed antlers.
Origin of sambar
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Hindi < Sanskrit śambara
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  • Sometimes a sambhur, the big Indian stag, was the bag; sometimes a wild boar.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • It was a haunch of a sambhur which I had shot two days before.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • It is a long job; and the sambhur is a heavy weight when we come to turn him over.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The bullet struck the sambhur in the foreleg; and the beast went off limping.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • We have consumed two hours in the task of flaying and cutting up the sambhur.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • It is very common in the bare, arid, treeless region that surrounds the sambhur Lake.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • "Hiven hilp ye av ye bring any sambhur flesh to the Mess, Wargrave," said Burke.

    The Jungle Girl

    Gordon Casserly
  • He had calculated on getting another couple of sambhur stags to present to the Deb Zimpun as food for his hungry followers.

    The Jungle Girl

    Gordon Casserly
  • They have a very soft, sweet tone, and the crown of the sambhur's horn seems suited to bring it out.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • I am asked to a great drive of geese, sambhur, and syn, but cannot accept for want of time—was there ever anything more annoying!

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
British Dictionary definitions for sambhur

sambar1

/ˈsæmbə/
noun (pl) -bars, -bar, -burs, -bur
1.
a S Asian deer, Cervus unicolor, with three-tined antlers
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi, from Sanskrit śambarra, of obscure origin
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