an indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as of the elm or maple.
Other definitions for Samara (2 of 2)
a port in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.
- Formerly Kuibyshev.
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How to use samara in a sentence
That was what happened to Konstantin Bogoyavlensky, a turn-of-the-century engineer who designed the first known hydropower station project on the Volga, in the samara region, a little downstream from Ulyanovsk, in 1910.The Soviets turned the Volga River into a machine. Then the machine broke. | Olga Dobrovidova | December 15, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The fact that it’s Falere who comes up with the loophole solution to keep samara alive not only makes the Justicar code look silly, it makes samara look silly for not thinking of it herself.Every ‘Mass Effect’ squadmate, ranked from a storytelling perspective | Jhaan Elker | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
It also has a Backyard group within its samara experimental product team that is developing homes.Former Apple design chief Jony Ive is working for Airbnb | Claire Zillman, reporter | October 22, 2020 | Fortune
Despite the long wait, samara Herard says she will not give up.The Grim Sleeper’s Trial Is Moving at Snail’s Pace, and Victims’ Families Are Furious | Christine Pelisek | March 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
samara, an aspiring writer, enjoys soccer, acting, and considers herself a fairy-tale scholar.Is ‘Mirror Mirror’ Starring Julia Roberts the Worst Movie of the Year? | Ramin Setoodeh | March 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Oleace, having imperfect flowers and a seed-vessel prolonged into a thin wing at the apex (called a samara).
I now possess six thousand 'desyatins' of land in the government of samara, and three hundred horses--what then?The World's Greatest Books, Vol X | Various
Regaining the main road, Major Burnaby and his companion sped on towards samara.Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
Willdenow1855 indicates it at samara, in the south-east of Russia; but more recent authors do not confirm this.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
Fruit single-winged at one end (samara or key-fruit), in large clusters; ripe in autumn.Trees of the Northern United States | Austin C. Apgar
British Dictionary definitions for samara (1 of 2)
a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a winglike extension to aid dispersal: occurs in the ash, maple, etc: Also called: key fruit
British Dictionary definitions for Samara (2 of 2)
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
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Scientific definitions for samara
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.
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