polyandrous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj polyandrous having more than one husband at a time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polyandrous (Bot) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polyandrous In botany: Belonging to the Linnean class Polyandria.
    • polyandrous Having the stamens indefinitely numerous, at least more than ten.
    • polyandrous In zoology, having several male mates; polygamous, as a female animal.
    • polyandrous In sociology, same as polyandric.
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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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