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Main Entry: col·o·ny
Pronunciation: primarystresskäl-schwa-nemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
1 a : a group of people sent out by a state to a new territory b : the territory in which such colonists live c : a distant territory belonging to or under the control of a nation
2 a : a population of plants or animals in a particular place that belong to one species b : a mass of microbes usually growing in or on a solid food source (as agar)
3 : a group of people with common qualities or interests located in close association <an artist colony>

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