monogynous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj monogynous having one head or chief wife at a time (along with concubines)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monogynous (Bot) Of or pertaining to Monogynia; having only one style or stigma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monogynous Having only one wife; living in monogyny; monogamous, as a man: correlated with monandrous.
    • monogynous In zoology, having only one female mate.
    • monogynous Same as monogynian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Monogynous (bot.) having only one pistil or female organ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. monogyne,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, alone, gynē, a female.

Usage

In literature:

D'ASSO, monogynous condition of the hawthorn in Spain, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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