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colony

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Singular
colony

Plural
colonies

  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 colony is 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