noun, plural col·o·nies.
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Origin of colony
OTHER WORDS FROM colonysem·i·col·o·ny, noun, plural sem·i·col·o·nies.sub·col·o·ny, noun, plural sub·col·o·nies.
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They believe it could explain how mole-rat colonies are able to organize and sustain themselves.Like humans, naked mole-rats have regional accents|Rahul Rao|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
So, queens may somehow control the “voice” with which her colony speaks.Unique dialects help naked mole-rats tell friends from foes|Jonathan Lambert|February 24, 2021|Science News For Students
She saw my rigor in writing all my methods down, detailing which colonies had been picked, each with individual genetic signatures—and each one needing to be cultured, PCR’d, and genotyped.
This tribute forced five Canarian families to be relocated to the American colonies in exchange for every ton of goods those colonies shipped back to Spain.
He’d parked his colonies on a farm three hours north of San Francisco in January.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
Krivov was sentenced to serve four years at a general regime penal colony for his fight for freedom and human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Historically, the Puritans banned Christmas from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1659.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)|Brandy Zadrozny|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was born in the country, which was a British colony called Northern Rhodesia at the time, but his parents were not.
I still think of America,” she once told an interviewer, “as a colony of Europe.
And by the way, if we really are just a colony of Europe, where did the rock and roll she professed to love so much come from?
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.
This was in 1616, when the colony numbered only three hundred and fifty-one persons.
Soon after that, I wrote you in regard to the condition in which we found this infant Church and Colony.
William Penn, published in England his frame of government for the colony of Pennsylvania.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for colony
noun plural -nies
- a community of people who form a national, racial, or cultural minorityan artists' colony; the American colony in London
- the area itself
- a group of the same type of animal or plant living or growing together, esp in large numbers
- an interconnected group of polyps of a colonial organism