polygamous definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with, characterized by, or practicing polygamy.
    • Botany Having both hermaphroditic and unisexual flowers on the same plant or on separate plants of the same species.
    • Of, concerning, or exercising polygamy.
    • Of or regarding polygamy; characterized by, or concerning, polygamy; having a plurality of spouses; ; -- in opposition to monogamous.
    • Pairing with more than one female.
    • from the Polygamia; bearing both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on a single plant.
    • having several kinds of gametoecia on a single plant
    • having several partner at a time; utilized of interactions and individuals
  • others:
    • regarding or characterized by polygamy: as, polygamous wedding (a union including one or more partner of either sex, sanctioned according to plurality of spouses because of the law of some countries, although not recognized as relationship because of the law of Christian states).
    • In zoöl mating with more than one individual of the opposite sex; polyandrous or polygynous, especially the latter, which is more frequent among animals than the former.
    • In botany, bearing both unisexual and bisexual or hermaphroditic plants in identical species.

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