noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle English colonie, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, colonist, from colere to cultivate — more at wheel Date: 14th century 1. a. a body of people living in a new territory but retaining ties with the parent state b. the territory inhabited by such a body 2. a distinguishable localized population within a species <
a colony of termites
3. a. a circumscribed mass of microorganisms usually growing in or on a solid medium b. the aggregation of zooids of a compound animal 4. a. a group of individuals or things with common characteristics or interests situated in close association <
an artist colony
b. the section occupied by such a group 5. a group of persons institutionalized away from others <
a leper colony
a penal colony
; also the land or buildings occupied by such a group

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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