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shama

[shah-muh]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of shama

1830–40; said to be < Hindi śāmā
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Examples from the Web for shama

Historical Examples

  • But I started to tell you, not about myself at all, but about Shama Bhana.

    In Kali's Country

    Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets

  • Shama Bhana was overcome for a moment, Deal said, and then he went on quietly.

    In Kali's Country

    Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets

  • 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.

  • 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.

    In Kali's Country

    Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets