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colony

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒləni/
COUNTRY a country or area controlled in an official, political way by a more powerful country: a French/British colonyColonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and government
GROUP a group of the same type of animals, insects, or plants living together in a particular place: a colony of antsAnimal groupings
PEOPLE a group of people with the same interests or job who live together: an artists' colonyGroups of peopleLifestyles and their study
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