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samara

[sam-er-uh, suh-mair-uh] /ˈsæm ər ə, səˈmɛər ə/
noun, Botany
1.
an indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as of the elm or maple.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Neo-Latin; Latin samara, samera elm seed

Samara

[suh-mahr-uh; Russian suh-mah-ruh] /səˈmɑr ə; Russian sʌˈmɑ rə/
noun
1.
a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.
Formerly (1935–91) Kuibyshev.
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Examples for samara
  • The wing of this samara is more pointed than that of white ash.
  • The fruit is a samara drawn out into a long wing with the seed in the middle.
British Dictionary definitions for samara

samara

/səˈmɑːrə; ˈsæmərə/
noun
1.
a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etc Also called key fruit
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Latin: seed of an elm

Samara

/Russian saˈmarə/
noun
1.
a port in SW Russia, on the River Volga: centre of an important industrial complex; oil refining. Pop: 1 140 000 (2005 est) Former name (1935–91) Kuibyshev, Kuybyshev
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samara in Science
samara
  (sām'ər-ə)   

An achene (a dry, one-seeded fruit) in which the pericarp is modified into a winglike structure adapted for airborne dispersal. The seeds of the ash, elm, and maple are contained in samaras.
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