subcolony

noun
sub·​col·​o·​ny | \ ˌsəb-ˈkä-lə-nē How to pronounce subcolony (audio) \
variants: or sub-colony
plural subcolonies or sub-colonies

Definition of subcolony

: a colony that is a subdivision of a larger colony a breeding subcolony of penguins … the connections between mother cities and their colonies and among the colonies and subcolonies … all created a new kind of 'Greek' convergence in the ancient Mediterranean.— Irad Malkin

First Known Use of subcolony

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcolony.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcolony. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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