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salvo the firing of guns or other firearms simultaneously or in succession, esp. as a salute. [3 definitions]
sal volatile an aromatic solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol or ammonia water; smelling salts. [2 definitions]
SAM abbreviation of "surface-to-air missile," a missile that is launched from the ground toward a target or destination in the air.
samara a winged fruit, as of the elm or maple, that does not split open when ripe and usu. has one seed.
Samaria a district of ancient Palestine that is now a region in western Jordan. [2 definitions]
Samaritan a native or citizen of Samaria, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
samarium a rare-earth metal chemical element that has sixty-two protons in each nucleus and that forms a permanent magnet when alloyed with cobalt. (symbol: Sm)
samarskite a deep black mineral with reddish brown streaks that contains some rare-earth metals and traces of oxides of uranium, thorium, and the like.
samba a Brazilian ballroom dance, or music for this dance. [2 definitions]
sambar a large, reddish brown Asian deer with an erectile mane and three-pointed antlers.
Sam Browne belt a waist belt with a diagonal strap over the right shoulder, worn as part of a military or police uniform, esp. as support for a pistol.
same being one identical thing or person and not a new or different thing or person. [4 definitions]
samekh the name of the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
sameness the quality or condition of being the same; uniformity. [2 definitions]
samite a heavy silk cloth, sometimes interwoven with gold or silver, worn in the Middle Ages.
samizdat the underground publishing and propagation of manuscripts that were denied, or not submitted for, official sanction by the government of the former Soviet Union. [2 definitions]
Samoa an island group in the South Pacific, divided into Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) and American Samoa. [2 definitions]
Samoan of or pertaining to Samoa or its people, culture, language, or the like. [2 definitions]
Samoa Standard Time the standard time used in the time zone of the Pacific that includes Samoa, eleven hours behind Greenwich time.
Samos a Greek island in the North Aegean Sea, which, in Greek mythology, was part of the kingdom of Odysseus.
samosa an East Indian turnover consisting of curried vegetables, usu. potatoes and peas, wrapped in a thin dough and fried in oil.