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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 place where a group of people come to settle which is under the control of their home country.
America was a colony of England before it became independent.
similar words:
possession
definition 2: a group of people who come from the same country, or animals of the same type living closely together.
There is a colony of Japanese people living in Brazil.I built an ant farm so I could study a colony of ants at work.
 
similar words:
swarm
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