One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘We studied sexual selection in the red bishop, a sexually dimorphic and polygynous weaverbird from Southern Africa.’
- ‘It follows that parents who leave wealth to sons in polygynous societies will have, on average, more grandchildren than would parents who left wealth equally to daughters and sons.’
- ‘They also suggest that individuals are mildly polygynous, having evolved in a system in which one man maintains a harem.’
- ‘The dispersal of the juveniles differs from that of most other promiscuous or polygynous mammals, being female-biased with a fraction of males remaining philopatric.’
- ‘I suspect that few American women, for instance, would be that inclined to enter into polygynous (one man, many women) marriages.’
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