Definition of polyspermous in US English:

polyspermous

adjective

Botany
  • Of a fruit or flower: containing or producing many (more than four) seeds. Of a plant: having such fruits or flowers.

Origin

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).

Pronunciation

polyspermous

/ˌpɒlɪˈspəːməs/