Lost Colony

[ lawst-kol-uh-nee, lost ]

nounAmerican History.
  1. a settlement of British colonists whom Walter Raleigh sent to Roanoke Island (now part of North Carolina) in 1587 and of whom no trace was found after 1591.

Origin of Lost Colony

First recorded in 1800–05

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