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colonial

adjective

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tending to group with others of the same kind
  • colonial organisms

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colonial

noun

Synonyms of colonial (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who settles in a new region
  • European colonials who built coffee plantations in East Africa

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The first known use of colonial was in 1768

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“Colonial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/colonial. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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