Massachusetts was one of the original 13 British colonies that later became the United States.
a former French colony in Africa
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Michael Robinson Chavez, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2022 According to the National Institutes of Health, the probiotic supplement dosage is 1 to 10 billion colony-forming units (CFU).
Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 22 Nov. 2022 The Philippines, a former American colony, used to host one of the largest U.S. Navy and Air Force bases outside the American mainland.
Jim Gomez, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Nov. 2022 Hopefully, this completion of Orion’s lunar flyby is just the start of a blooming exploration of the Moon that ends with a colony on the lunar surface.
Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 21 Nov. 2022 The Philippines, a former American colony, used to host one of the largest U.S. Navy and Air Force bases outside the American mainland.
Jim Gomez, ajc, 21 Nov. 2022 The true events took place in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia, where women and girls were drugged and raped repeatedly over the course of four years.
Sasha Urban, Variety, 19 Nov. 2022 These witnesses enhance our understanding of both the colony and the vibrancy of Indigenous communities of southern and coastal New England.
Peter C. Mancall, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 Situated in the small town of Yavas, about 270 miles southeast of Moscow, penal colony IK-2 was founded for the Soviet gulag system in 1931.
Juliet Butler, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English colonie, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin colonia, from colonus farmer, colonist, from colere to cultivate — more at wheel