ETYM Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, from colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. French colonie. Related to Culture.
1. A group of animals of the same type living together.
2. A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; SYN. settlement.
3. (Microbiology) A group of organisms grown from a single parent cell.
1. Territoire occupé. Colonie africaine.
2. Groupe. Colonie d'insectes.
3. Établissement. Colonie de vacances.