Of or pertaining to polygamy; characterized by, or involving, polygamy; having a plurality of wives; as, polygamous marriages; -- opposed to monogamous.
having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals
Having more that one mate at a time.
a mating system in which both sexes mate with more than one mate
applies to individuals or species that have more than one mate at a time.
a male (or female) who may have several mates
Term to describe an animal species that pairs with or has more than one mate at a time. Most Red-winged Blackbirds are polygamous, with each male having a "harem" of females nesting within his territory. Compare with "Monogamous" and "Promiscuous."
males having more than one mate
A mating system where an individual has more than one mate per breeding season.