polylectic

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From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, a lot of, much) (from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (many, much), from the root *pleh₁- (to fill)) + λέγειν (légein), from λέγω (légō, to arrange, choose, gather; to count, reckon) (from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to gather)) +‎ -ic.

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  • Hyphenation: po‧ly‧lect‧ic

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polylectic (comparative more polylectic, superlative most polylectic)

  1. (entomology) Of or relating to an insect (especially a bee) which collects pollen from the flowers of a variety of unrelated plants.
  2. (grammar) Of or relating to a term consisting of more than one word.
    A polylectic term is a multi-word term, as opposed to a monolectic term which is a one-word term.

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