[ puh-lig-uh-muh s ]
/ pəˈlɪg ə məs /


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

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

Related forms

po·lyg·a·mous·ly, adverb
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