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colony
noun (colonies )
1
a a settlement abroad established and controlled by the founding country;
b the settlers living there;
c the territory they occupy.
2 a group of the same nationality or occupation forming a distinctive community within a city, etc writers' colony .
3 zool
a a group of animals or plants of the same species living together in close proximity, sometimes with physical connections between individual members, eg sponges, corals;
b a large number of animals living together in a highly organized social group, eg bees, ants, termites.
4 bacteriol an isolated group of bacteria or fungi growing on a solid medium, usually from the same single cell.
[16c: from Latin colonia , from colonus farmer or tiller, from colere to cultivate or inhabit]


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