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polygamous

[puh-lig-uh-muh s] /pəˈlɪg ə məs/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy; polygamic.
2.
Botany. bearing both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers on the same or on different plants of the same species.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek polýgamos. See poly-, -gamous
Related forms
polygamously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for polygamously

polygamous

adj.

1610s, from polygamy + -ous, or else from Late Greek polygamos "often married." Related: Polygamously.

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