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Samara   /sˈæmərə/   Listen

A winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple.  Synonyms: key, key fruit.

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"Samara" Quotes from Famous Books

... have Proteoteras aesculana boring in the terminal green twigs of both maple and buckeye, in Missouri, and often producing a swelling or pseudo-gall. Exceptionally it works in the leaf-stalk. It also feeds on the samara of maple, as we reared the moth in June, 1881, from larvae infesting these winged seeds that had been collected by Mr. A.J. Wethersby, of ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882 • Various

Words linked to "Samara" :   key fruit, achene

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