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(n.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
(n.) A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
(n.) The district or country colonized; a settlement.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.
(n.) A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
(n.) A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algae. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Colony'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/colony.html. 1828.
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30