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Lost Colony

[ lawst-kol-uh-nee, lost ]
/ ˈlɔst ˈkɒl ə ni, ˈlɒst /
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noun American History.
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.
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See also Virginia Dare.

Origin of Lost Colony

First recorded in 1800–05
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