colony


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to colony: Bacterial colony
See: province

COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t.

References in periodicals archive ?
This colony contained 1 male (primary reproductive), no eggs, no larvae, 43 workers, 5 soldiers, and 5 nymphs (Fig.
The goal of the study was to track changes in bee colony health and, for those colonies that died off, to determine what factors earlier in the year may have contributed to colony death.
Posh illegal colonies like Sainik Farms, Anantram Dairy, Mahendru Enclave and Freedom Fighters' Colony in Neb Sarai have been left out with a decision on their regularisation shelved for now.
Most of the queenless colonies, seven out of 10, simply joined a neighboring colony - determined by genetic analysis - with the new workers slowly losing their distinct colony odor, and within days becoming fully integrated.
1620: The Pilgrims sail from England and establish Plymouth Colony in what today is Massachusetts.
The natural world abounds with other spectacular examples of animals moving in concert: a school of fish making a hairpin turn, an ant colony building giant highways, or locusts marching across the plains.
They served their neighbors and the crown in a remarkable manner, sacrificing time and monetary gain to do the king's bidding in his fairest colony.
Putting aside political or religious principles, colonies such as Virginia, the Bay Colony, and Barbados opted for neutrality to protect their charters and the free trade that made profit possible.
He has, however, put years of work into the old colony house and the gardens that surround it on a nearly one-acre Pacific Street lot, south of Los Angeles Avenue and west of First Street.
lugdunensis SCVs and other colony variants of this species.
trapping them, neutering them, then returning them to the colony.