polyseme


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polyseme

(ˈpɒlɪˌsiːm) or

polysemant

n
(Linguistics) a word with multiple meanings
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36) The grass here, as in Whitman, is a polyseme standing for nature, democracy, connection with the past, and renewal of life.
Since I've been home from South Dakota, subsequent investigations have unearthed words like palindrome and polyseme.
3] is prevalent when the word "drug" is used in public and political discourses, although audiences are typically expected to distinguish it from its polyseme, [drug.