Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as polyandry.
  • noun [capitalized] [Used as a plural.] In botany, according to the Linnean system, a class of hermaphrodite flowering plants having more than twenty hypogynous stamens of equal length, free from each other and from the pistils.

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

  • noun plural (Bot.) A Linnæan class of monoclinous or hermaphrodite plants, having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.

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Examples

  • Four limestone tombs containing multiple burials known as polyandria have been excavated so far, according to Charis Stoupa, an archaeologist with the Third Ephoreia (Department) of Classical Antiquities, who is directing the excavation.

    Athens' Road of Heroes

  • Stoupa says the polyandria contain the ashes and burned bones of robust men, probably warriors, and several amphorae with paintings of battle scenes.

    Athens' Road of Heroes

  • For example, a flower having but one stamen was classed as _monandria_, which means, literally, one husband; one having two stamens was classified as _diandria_; flowers having a large number of male organs were termed _polyandria_, or many husbands.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young

  • For example, a flower having but one stamen was classed as monandria which means, literally, one husband; one having two stamens was classified as diandria; flowers having a large number of male organs were termed polyandria, or many husbands.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • The tea-tree or shrub belongs to the class and order of Monadelphia polyandria in the Linnaean system, and to the natural order of Aurantiaceae in the system of Jussieu.

    The Book of Household Management

  • The tea-tree or shrub belongs to the class and order of Monadelphia polyandria in the Linnaean system, and to the natural order of Aurantiaceae in the system of Jussieu.

    The Book of Household Management

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