Meaning of polygyny
Pronunciation: (pu-lij'u-nē), [key]
- the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
- (among male animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively.
- (among social insects) the condition of having two or more functioning queens in a colony.
- the state or condition of having many pistils or styles. Cf.
- polygyny (Thesaurus)