Definition of pol sambol in US English:

pol sambol

(also pol sambal, pol sumbul)

noun

  • In Sri Lankan cookery: an uncooked condiment consisting of shredded coconut, onion, chillies, and lime juice.

Origin

1940s. From Sinhala pol sambal from pol coconut + sambal sambal curry (of uncertain origin; perhaps from Pali sambala provisions).

Pronunciation

pol sambol

/pɒl ˈsambɒl/