ETYM Latin samara, samera, the seed of the elm.
A winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple; SYN. key fruit.
Propellerlike winged fruit, as of ash; key fruit.
In botany, a winged fruit, a type of achene.
Capital of Samara region, W central Russian Federation, and port at the junction of the rivers Samara and Volga, situated in the center of the fertile middle Volga plain; Industries include aircraft, locomotives, cables, synthetic rubber, textiles, fertilizers, petroleum refining, and quarrying. It was called Kuibyshev from 1935, reverting to its former name Jan 1991.
The city was provisional capital of the USSR 1941–43.