from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the mating of animals: as, epigamic colors, those worn by males during the mating period and supposed to attract the females.
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In evolutionist language this is called epigamic hair, which means that it is a sign of sexual dominance.
McGee won the bee after correctly spelling "cede" - meaning to give over, surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another - and "epigamic" - meaning attractive to the opposite sex.
The lion’s mane is an example of epigamic hair, because it’s used as a scare technique during sexual fighting.