A winged nut or achene containing one seed, as in ash and maple.
More example sentences
- As in natural dispersal, we used samaras of the trees, and cleaned, dry shrub seeds.
- The fruits of the two trees are single-seeded, wind-dispersed samaras, which we refer to as seeds.
- 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.
late 16th century: modern Latin, from Latin, denoting an elm seed.