Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being married to one person at a time.
  • adj. Having only one sexual partner at a time.
  • adj. monogamic; having a simple flower with united anthers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
  • adj. Same as Monogamian.
  • adj. Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Practising or supporting the principle of monogamy.
  • Marrying only once —that is, not remarrying after the death of the spouse: opposed to digamous.
  • Marrying only one at a time: opposed to bigamous or polygamous.
  • Of or pertaining to monogamy: as, monogamous doctrines or customs.
  • In zoology, having only one mate; living in pairs: as, a monogamous family of birds.
  • In botany, having solitary flowers with united anthers, as in Lobelia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate

Etymologies

mono- + -gamous (Wiktionary)

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