or sam·bur, sam·bhar, sam·bhur
- 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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Examples from the Web for sambar
Living specimen of the Indian Sambar deer are worth from $125 to $250, according to size and other conditions.
The Indian sambar deer looks like a short-legged big-bodied understudy of our American elk.
Two of them nearly ran over me once as I was squatting on a deer run waiting for sambar, which were being beaten out of a hill.
He rests during the day in shade, but is less of a nocturnal feeder than the sambar stag.
The nilgao drinks daily, the sambar only every third day, and many are shot over water.
- a S Asian deer, Cervus unicolor, with three-tined antlers
C17: from Hindi, from Sanskrit śambarra, of obscure origin