One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a fruit or flower: containing or producing many (more than four) seeds. Of a plant: having such fruits or flowers.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From ancient Greek πολύσπερμος abounding in seed + -ous; originally via post-classical Latin polyspermus (J. Ray Historia plantarum I. xi. 578).
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