colony /ˈkɑːləni/ noun
plural colonies
plural colonies
Learner's definition of COLONY
: an area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
: a group of people sent by a country to live in such a colony
: a group of plants or animals living or growing in one place
: a group of people who are similar in some way and who live in a certain area
also : the land or buildings used by such a group