polygynous

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polygynous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having many styles; belonging to the order Polygynia; polygynian.
  2. Having more than one female as wife or mate; practicing polygyny.
    • 2016, Justin O. Schmidt, The Sting of the Wild, Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, p. 86
      These polygynous [wasp] colonies, with multiple functional queens, continue to grow unabated.

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