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Noun: colon (colons,cola)  kow-lun [N. Amer], 'kow,lón [Brit]
  1. The part of the large intestine between the caecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
     
  2. A punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
Noun: colón (colones)
  1. The basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
    - El Salvadoran colón
     
  2. The basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
    - Costa Rican colón
Noun: Colon  kow'lón
  1. A port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
    - Aspinwall

Derived forms: colons, colones

Type of: city, Costa Rican monetary unit, El Salvadoran monetary unit, large intestine, metropolis, port, punctuation, punctuation mark, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Panama, Republic of Panama

Encyclopedia: Colon, Putumayo