Noun > Colony

Noun – Colony


1 a: an area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it

Massachusetts was one of the original 13 British colonies that later became the United States.

a former French colony in Africa

b: a group of people sent by a country to live in such a colony

a colony of settlers

2 : a group of plants or animals living or growing in one place

an ant colony

a colony of bacteria

3 : a group of people who are similar in some way and who live in a certain area

an artist colony

a leper colony

a nudist colony

also : the land or buildings used by such a group