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Adjective: colonial  ku'low-nee-ul
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
     
  2. Of animals who live in colonies, such as ants
     
  3. (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
    "coral is a colonial organism";
    - compound
     
  4. Of or relating to the style of architecture prevalent in America before independence
Noun: colonial  ku'low-nee-ul
  1. A resident of a colony

Derived forms: colonials

See also: complex

Type of: occupant, occupier, resident

Part of: colony, settlement

Encyclopedia: Colonial