polygamous[pə lig′ə məs, pō-]
polygamous definition by Webster's New World
- of, engaging in, or characterized by polygamy
- Bot. having bisexual flowers and unisexual flowers on the same plant or on different plants
Origin: Classical Greek polygamos
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- polygamously adverb
polygamous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Relating to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy.
- Botany Having both hermaphroditic and unisexual flowers on the same plant or on separate plants of the same species.
- po·lygˈa·mous·ly adverb