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colony

col·o·ny

colony

 
 
pronunciation:
ka l ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: colonies
definition 1: a territory governed by a distant country, often settled by citizens of that country.
Before its independence, America consisted of thirteen British colonies.Many settlers died of starvation in the newly established colonies.The Republic of the Congo, a nation in Central Africa, was once a French colony.
similar words:
possession
definition 2: a distinct group of people of the same nationality, or a group of animals of the same species living closely together.
Brazil's Japanese colony is the largest in South America.Their house is host to a colony of termites.
 
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swarm
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