(1)   A group of animals of the same type living together
(2)   (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
(3)   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
(4)   A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
(5)   One of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States


  1. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
  2. A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
    • ant colony
    • The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore — a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on

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