Meaning of colony

Definition of colony

(noun) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris"
a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

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