Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of having stamens and pistils that mature simultaneously.
  • noun The state of having only one kind of flower on a plant, such as only unisexual flowers.
  • noun Marriage between people who are similar to each other, especially in their sociocultural backgrounds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being homogamous; fertilization in a plant when the stamens and pistil of a hermaphrodite flower mature simultaneously.
  • noun Assortative mating; the pairing or mating of animals, or the marriage of human beings, with some common distinctive characteristic considered apart from the question whether the mating is due to conscious selection of, or preference for, this characteristic or is unintentional or unconscious; sexual selection in its widest sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The condition of being homogamous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same plant
  • noun biology breeding between similar individuals; inbreeding
  • noun sociology marriage or other union between similar people, or people of the same sex

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

homo- + -gamy

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