- an indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as of the elm or maple.
- a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.
- a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etcAlso called: key fruit
- 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.
- 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.