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Noun: colony  kó-lu-nee
  1. A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    "the American colony in Paris";
    - settlement
  2. A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
  3. A place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
    "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
  4. A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
    - dependency
  5. (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
Noun: Colony
  1. One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

Derived forms: colonies, Colonies

Type of: animal group, biological group, body, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, place, property

Part of: America, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: Colony, Missouri