Variant of colony
- a group of people who settle in a distant land but remain under the political jurisdiction of their native land
- the region thus settled
- a territory distant from the state having jurisdiction or control over it
- the thirteen British colonies in North America that won their independence in the Revolutionary War and became the U.S.: they were Va., N.Y., Mass., Conn., R.I., N.H., Md., N.J., N.C., S.C., Pa., Del., and Ga.
- a community of people of the same nationality or pursuits concentrated in a particular district or place: the Hungarian colony of Cleveland, an artists' colony
- such a district or place
- Bacteriology a group of cells that are derived from a single initial cell, growing separately on a solid culture medium
- Biol. a group of similar plants or animals living or growing together
- Zool. a compound organism consisting of several to many incompletely separated individuals, as in corals and hydroids
Origin: Middle English colonie ; from Classical Latin colonia ; from colonus, farmer ; from colere, to cultivate: see cult
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