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polygamous

[ puh-lig-uh-muhs ]
/ pəˈlɪg ə məs /
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adjective
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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Origin of polygamous

From the Greek word polýgamos, dating back to 1605–15. See poly-, -gamous

OTHER WORDS FROM polygamous

po·lyg·a·mous·ly, adverb
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