Main definitions of samara in English

: samara1Samara2

samara1

Pronunciation /ˈsamərə//səˈmɑːrə/

noun

Botany
  • A winged nut or achene containing one seed, as in ash and maple.

    • ‘Trials with marked seeds showed occasionally some were eaten in traps, but as nearly all of those were left as split samaras, we carefully examined all samaras in traps and counted any split as having been filled.’
    • ‘As in natural dispersal, we used samaras of the trees, and cleaned, dry shrub seeds.’
    • ‘The fruit of B. monosperma is a single-seeded samara and disperses as a diaspore.’
    • ‘Pollen is dispersed by small bees and dipterans; samaras ripen in autumn and are dispersed by wind.’
    • ‘The fruits of the two trees are single-seeded, wind-dispersed samaras, which we refer to as seeds.’

Origin

Late 16th century: modern Latin, from Latin, denoting an elm seed.

Pronunciation

samara

/ˈsamərə//səˈmɑːrə/

Main definitions of samara in English

: samara1Samara2

Samara2

proper noun

  • A city and river port in SW central Russia, situated on the Volga at its confluence with the River Samara; population 1,135,400 (est. 2008).

    Former name (1935–91) Kuibyshev

Pronunciation

Samara

/səˈmɑːrə/