[sam-er-uh, suh-mair-uh]
noun Botany.
an indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as of the elm or maple.

1570–80; < Neo-Latin; Latin samara, samera elm seed Unabridged


[suh-mahr-uh; Russian suh-mah-ruh]
a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.
Formerly (1935–91) Kuibyshev. Unabridged
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samara (səˈmɑːrə, ˈsæmərə)
Also called: key fruit a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etc
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin: seed of an elm]

Samara (Russian saˈmarə)
Kuibyshev, Former name (1935--91): Kuybyshev a port in SW Russia, on the River Volga: centre of an important industrial complex; oil refining. Pop: 1 140 000 (2005 est)

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samara   (sām'ər-ə)  Pronunciation Key 

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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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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.
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