[kuh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh; Spanish kaw-law-nyah] /kəˈloʊ ni ə, -ˈloʊn yə; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑ/
noun, plural colonias
[kuh-loh-nee-uh z, -lohn-yuh z; Spanish kaw-law-nyahs] /kəˈloʊ ni əz, -ˈloʊn yəz; Spanish kɔˈlɔ nyɑs/ (Show IPA)
(in the southwestern U.S.) a city neighborhood or a rural settlement inhabited predominantly by Mexicans or Mexican Americans.
[kuh-loh-nee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ ni əl/ adjective 1. of, concerning, or pertaining to a colony or colonies: the colonial policies of France. 2. of, concerning, or pertaining to colonialism; colonialistic. 3. (often initial capital letter) pertaining to the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America, or to their period. 4. Ecology. forming a […]
noun, Biology. 1. a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals. 2. any of the individual organisms in such a life form.
- Colonial experience
noun 1. (Austral, history) experience of farming, etc, gained by a young Englishman in colonial Australia
- Colonial goose
noun 1. (NZ) an old-fashioned name for stuffed roast mutton