from The Century Dictionary.
- Relating to or characterized by polyandry. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, polyandry; mating with several males.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by,
polyandry; mating with several males.
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Men are boy toys, courtesans, or polyandric husbands, pawns in dynastic fun and power games, at least on the levels where such things go on.
(_Natural History of British Ducks_, pp. 8, 63), the Shoveler duck, though normally monogamic, will become polyandric when males are in excess, the two males being in constant and amicable attendance on the female without signs of jealousy; among the monogamic mallards, similarly, polygyny and polyandry may also occur.
Among certain species of ducks when males are in excess polyandric families are constituted, the two males attending their female partner without jealousy, but when the sexes again become equal in number the monogamic order is restored.
Some people, I may add, are under the impression that polyandric habits, when once established, become necessarily a cause of infanticide.
She was a goddess of the mother family and polyandric. [