- of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygyny.
- Botany. having many pistils or styles.
Origin of polygynous
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In the code of polygynous etiquette, the first wife takes precedence over the others, and each wife has her own cooking utensils.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
They are polygynous, but, unlike the Arabs, great independence is granted their women.
Woman, on the other hand, cannot be said to be by her physical nature polyandrous as man is polygynous.Marriage In Free Society