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A city of western Russia on the Volga River east-southeast of Moscow. Founded in 1586 as a stronghold to defend river trade and the eastern frontier, it was temporarily the capital of the USSR from 1941 to 1943. From 1935 to 1991, it was known as Kuibyshev.
top: slippery elm fruit
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sam·a·ra(săm′ər-ə, sə-mâr′ə, -mär′ə)
A dry, indehiscent, winged one-seeded or two-seeded fruit, as of an ash, elm, or maple.
[Latin, elm seed.]
(Botany) a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etc. Also called: key fruit
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin: seed of an elm]
(Placename) 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 or Kuybyshev
sam•a•ra(ˈsæm ər ə, səˈmɛər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a usu. one-seeded, winged fruit that does not split open, as of the elm or maple.
[1570–80; < New Latin; Latin samara, samera elm seed]
a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga. 1,257,000. Formerly (1935–91), Kuibyshev.