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 (kwē′bə-shĕf′, -shĕv′, ko͞o′ē-bə-shĭf)
See Samara.
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(Russian ˈkujbɪʃəf) or


(Placename) the former name (until 1991) of Samara
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(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.
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