Colony

Definition of Colony

Col´o`ny   Pronunciation: kǒl´ô`nŷ
n.1.A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
The first settlers of New England were the best of Englishmen, well educated, devout Christians, and zealous lovers of liberty. There was never a colony formed of better materials.
- Ames.
2.The district or country colonized; a settlement.
3.a territory subject to the ruling governmental authority of another country and not a part of the ruling country.
4.A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
5.(Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
6.(Bot.) A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algæ. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
7.(Zool.) A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
8.(Zool.) A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
9.(Microbiology) a group of microorganisms originating as the descendents of one individual cell, growing on a gelled growth medium, as of gelatin or agar; especially, such a group that has grown to a sufficient number to be visible to the naked eye.

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