- 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.
Origin of polygamous
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Examples from the Web for polygamous
If you have someone who has lived a polygamous life, that would raise questions about their character and ability to obey the law.Herman Cain Speaks on Sex and Politics
January 13, 2012
The stickleback is passionate, polygamous and very jealous of rivals.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
While some men have monogamous instincts others are polygamous.The Sexual Question
Men are polygamous animals, and we women have to make up our minds to it.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
It only shows how fascinating you are with the polygamous sex.Four Days
This was accounted for by the fact that there were no old maids in that polygamous country.Ranching, Sport and Travel
Word Origin and History for polygamous
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