Po*lyg"a*my (?), n. [Gr. ; cf. F. polygamie.]
The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; -- opposed to monogamy; as, the nations of the East practiced polygamy. See the Note under Bigamy, and cf. Polyandry.
The state or habit of having more than one mate.
The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
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