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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.

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top: slippery elm fruit
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 (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.]


(səˈmɑːrə; ˈsæmərə)
(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]


(Russian saˈmarə)
(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


(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]


(səˈmɑr ə)

a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga. 1,257,000. Formerly (1935–91), Kuibyshev.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.samara - a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maplesamara - a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
achene - small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
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