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sambar

[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.
Also, sambur, sambhar, sambhur.
Origin of sambar
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Hindi < Sanskrit śambara
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  • Portions of the refuge are open to hunting white-tailed deer, feral pig, and sambar deer.
  • We limit hunting weapons to primitive weapons on the sambar deer hunt and the primitive weapons white-tailed deer hunt.
British Dictionary definitions for sambar

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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