from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dry, indehiscent, winged, often one-seeded fruit, as of the ash, elm, or maple. Also called key fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The winged indehiscent fruit of trees such as the ash, elm or maple


Latin, elm seed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Also a city in central Russia.

    December 16, 2007

  • Wow! A real word for Nose Stickers! :-)

    November 13, 2007

  • Maple samaras are resofincular. (I knew there had to be something that was described by that word).

    November 13, 2007

  • HAHA! Teeny, tiny little ones, that is. :-)

    April 10, 2007

  • Rhinoceros horns!

    April 10, 2007

  • When we were kids, my father called them Nose Stickers (for their ability, when peeled open, to adhere nicely to any available nose). :-)

    April 10, 2007

  • maple seed, aka: helicopter, whirlygig, key.

    April 10, 2007