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colony
1. A group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
2. Any people or territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.
3. A number of people coming from the same country, or speaking the same language, residing in a foreign country or city, or a particular section of it; enclave: the Polish colony in Israel; the American colony in Paris.
4. Any group of individuals having similar interests, occupations, etc., usually living in a particular locality; community; such as, a colony of artists.
5. An aggregation of bacteria growing together as the descendants of a single cell.
6. Ecologically, a group of organisms of the same kind living or growing in close association.
7. Etymologically, a colony is a "settled land". Latin colere "inhabit, cultivate" refers to someone who settled on a new piece of land and cultivated it and so became a colonus and the land he settled was his colonia.

The German city of Cologne gets its name from Latin colonia; in Roman times it was called Colonia Agrippina, the "settlement" or "colony of Agrippa".

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dependent colony
A colony in which a majority of the native population is ruled by a small number of representatives from the controlling nation.
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colony
A group of individuals, other than a single mated pair, which constructs nests or rears offspring in a cooperative manner; as opposed to aggregation.
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colony
An independent settlement sent out by a mother-Greek city.

Once established, the colony was expected to be self-sufficient.

Colonies were sent out throughout Greek history, but the great age of Greek colonization extended from about 750 to 550 B.C.

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claustral colony founding
The procedure during which ant queens, or royal pairs in the case of termites, seal themselves off in cells and rear the first generation of workers on nutrients obtained mostly or entirely from their own storage tissues, including fat bodies and histolysed wing muscles (dissolution and absorption of tissue).
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colony fission, sociotomy
The multiplication of colonies by the departure of one or more reproductive forms, accompanied by groups of workers, from the parental nest, leaving behind comparable units to perpetuate the "parental" colony.

This mode is referred to occasionally as hesmosis in ant literature and sociotomy in termite literature. Swarming in honey bees can be regarded as a special form of colony fission.

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colony odor
The odor found on the bodies of social insects which is peculiar to a given colony.

By smelling the colony odor of another member of the same species, an insect is able to determine whether it is a nest mate.

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partially claustral colony founding
The procedure during which the queen founds the colony by isolating herself in a chamber but occasionally leaves to forage for part of her food supply.
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