Polyandric

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polyandric Pertaining to, or characterized by, polyandry; mating with several males. "Polyandric societies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polyandric Relating to or characterized by polyandry. Also polyandrous.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. polyandrique,

Usage

In literature:

If they really are polygamous and polyandrous, it is bad, but acceptable.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
Polyandrous habits not necessarily a cause of infanticide.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
They live, or did live, in polyandrous associations.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Nominally monogamous, all cultured society is polygamous; often even polyandrous.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
The man remained, though in name only, the head of the polyandrous family.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Such women are usually polyandrous by nature, although the sexual appetite in woman is normally much more monogamous than that of man.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
They live, or did live, in polyandrous associations.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
And George was polyandrous.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
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