colony

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Noun[change]

Singular
colony

Plural
colonies

A map showing colonies in 1938. (sense 1)
clony in biology (E.coli). (sense 2)
clony in biology. (sense 2)
  1. (countable) A colony is a place that is settled by people from another place.
    The Amana Colonies in Iowa were settled by people from New York and Germany
  2. (countable) A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
    An ant colony is a large group of ants that live together