- a slender long-tailed thrush, Copsychus malabaricus, of southern Asia and introduced into Hawaii, having black plumage with a white rump and tail sides and a chestnut belly.
Origin of shama
1830–40; said to be < Hindi śāmā
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Examples from the Web for shama
But I started to tell you, not about myself at all, but about Shama Bhana.
Shama Bhana was overcome for a moment, Deal said, and then he went on quietly.
I piled the arms near the fire, rolled myself up in a shama of Brou's, and lay down on a sheepskin to go to sleep.Sport in Abyssinia
At this the shepherd Shama, who had listened with doubt in his face, started up in anger.The Unknown Quantity
Henry van Dyke
Shama Sahai was young and strong, accustomed for many of her sixteen years to the heat of the noonday sun in the fields.