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sambar

or sambur, sambhar, sambhur

[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.
Origin of sambar
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Hindi < Sanskrit śambara
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  • At last one day news was brought to me that he had killed a sambhur hind in the forest.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • It is a long job; and the sambhur is a heavy weight when we come to turn him over.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Then suddenly the deepened blackness of a patch of shadow reveals itself as the dark hide of a sambhur stag.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The bullet struck the sambhur in the foreleg; and the beast went off limping.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • They have a very soft, sweet tone, and the crown of the sambhur's horn seems suited to bring it out.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • I am asked to a great drive of geese, sambhur, and syn, but cannot accept for want of time—was there ever anything more annoying!

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • Those haunting a jungle where sambhur, cheetul, pig and small antelopes abound take their toll of them.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • But now Bechan suddenly stops Khartoum and whispers excitedly, "sambhur nur!"

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Once in a beat in the forest my orderly caught a sambhur fawn which he bore, shrieking piteously, in his arms to me.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • And sambhur and other deer stricken in the same manner will run a hundred yards before dropping.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
British Dictionary definitions for sambhur

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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