Polygamia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Polygamia (Bot) A Linnæan class of plants, characterized by having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polygamia In the Linnean system of classification, a class of plants bearing both hermaphrodite flowers and those with the sexes separated, the different flowers being scattered either on the same plant or on two or three distinct individuals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Polygamia the 23d class in the Linnæan system, embracing plants in which the stamens and pistils are separate in some flowers and associated in others
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Polygamous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—polys, many, gamos, marriage.