trigamous


trigamous
/trig"euh meuhs/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to trigamy or a trigamist.
2. Bot. having staminate, pistillate, and hermaphrodite flowers in the same flower head.
[1835-45; < Gk trígamos thrice married. See TRI-, -GAMOUS]

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  • Trigamous — Trig a*mous, a. [L. trigamus a thrice married man, Gr. ? thrice married; ? (see {Tri }) + ? marriage: cf. F. trigame.] (Bot.) Having three sorts of flowers in the same head, male, female, and hermaphrodite, or perfect, flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trigamous — adjective Living in or involving trigamy …   Wiktionary

  • trigamous — [ trɪgəməs] adjective having three wives or husbands at the same time. Derivatives trigamist noun trigamy noun Origin C19 (earlier (C17) as trigamist and trigamy): from Gk trigamos (from tri three + gamos marriage ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • trigamous — trig·a·mous …   English syllables

  • trigamous — adj. 1 a three times married. b having three wives or husbands at once. 2 Bot. having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in the same head. Derivatives: trigamist n. trigamy n. Etymology: Gk trigamos (as TRI , gamos marriage) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trig|a|my — «TRIHG uh mee», noun. the state or offense of having three wives or three husbands at the same time. ╂[< Late Latin trigamia < Greek trígamos; see etym. under trigamous (Cf. ↑trigamous)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trigamy — Trig a*my, n. [L. trigamia,Gr. ?: cf. F. trigamie. See {Trigamous}.] The act of marrying, or the state of being married, three times; also, the offense of having three husbands or three wives at the same time. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trigamy —   n. state of being married to three living spouses.    ♦ trigamist, n.    ♦ trigamous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words


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