of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy; polygamic.
Botany. bearing both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers on the same or on different plants of the same species.
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- po·lyg·a·mous·ly, adverb
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How to use polygamous in a sentence
If you have someone who has lived a polygamous life, that would raise questions about their character and ability to obey the law.
Some of those polygamous seamstresses may have grown up with Heber Holm.
Such a lot of fuss is made in the world by ignoring the great fact that man is by nature both gregarious and polygamous.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
It only shows how fascinating you are with the polygamous sex.Four Days | Hetty Hemenway
Each herd was ruled by a polygamous monarch of the plains—a great chieftain elk!Red Hunters And the Animal People | Charles A. Eastman