Associations to the word «Colony»


COLONY, noun. A settlement of emigrants who move to a new place, but remain culturally tied to their original place of origin
COLONY, noun. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
COLONY, noun. A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular geographic area
COLONY, noun. A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
COLONY, noun. A collective noun for rabbits.
COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER, noun. A mysterious and widespread phenomenon of the sudden disappearance of colonies of bees.
COLONY COUNTER, noun. (microbiology) laboratory equipment used to count colonies of bacteria, or other microorganisms, growing on agar, usually in a Petri dish.
COLONY COUNTERS, noun. Plural of colony counter

Dictionary definition

COLONY, noun. 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".
COLONY, noun. A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together.
COLONY, noun. One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.
COLONY, noun. A place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony".
COLONY, noun. A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.
COLONY, noun. (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.

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