sambar

or sam·bur, sam·bhar, sam·bhur

[sam-ber, sahm-]
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; < Hindi < Sanskrit śambara
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sambar

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sambur

noun plural -bars, -bar, -burs or -bur
  1. a S Asian deer, Cervus unicolor, with three-tined antlers

Word Origin for sambar

C17: from Hindi, from Sanskrit śambarra, of obscure origin
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