samara


samara

noun Botany.

  1. an indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as of the elm or maple.

noun

  1. a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.

noun

  1. a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etcAlso called: key fruit

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

n.dried fruit of certain trees, from Latin samara “the seed of the elm,” variant of samera, perhaps from Gaulish.

  1. 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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