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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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 (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.]
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(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
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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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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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Fortunately for him, at this period so difficult for him from the failure of his book, the various public questions of the dissenting sects, of the American alliance, of the Samara famine, of exhibitions, and of spiritualism, were definitely replaced in public interest by the Slavonic question, which had hitherto rather languidly interested society, and Sergey Ivanovitch, who had been one of the first to raise this subject, threw himself into it heart and soul.
For two years past he had been taking her to different places to be cured: first to the university clinic in the chief town of the province, but that did no good; then to a peasant in the province of Samara, where she got a little better; then to a doctor in Moscow to whom he paid much money, but this did no good at all.
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