plural of colony
as in plantations
a settlement in a new country or region the early history of New York City when it was a Dutch colony

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as in communities
a group of people with a common interest living in one place New Hampshire's MacDowell colony was founded as a summer residence for writers and composers

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“Colonies.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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