Etymology
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polygamous (adj.)

"relating to or characterized by polygamy," especially in reference to a marriage including more than one spouse of either sex, 1610s, from polygamy + -ous, or else from Late Greek polygamos "often married." In zoology, "mating with more than one individual." Related: Polygamously.

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Definitions of polygamous

polygamous (adj.)
having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals;
polygamous (adj.)
having several forms of gametoecia on the same plant;
Synonyms: heteroicous / polyoicous
From wordnet.princeton.edu