Colonizer to Colugo
(Col"o*ni`zer) n. One who promotes or establishes a colony; a colonist. Bancroft.
(Col`on*nade") n. [F. colonnade, It. colonnata, fr. colonna column. See Colonel.] (Arch.)
A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate,
When in front of a building, it is called a portico; when surrounding a building or an open court or square,
(Col"o*ny) n.; pl. Colonies [L. colonia, fr. colonus farmer, fr. colere to cultivate, dwell: cf. F.
colonie. Cf. Culture.]
1. A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and
remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
The first settlers of New England were the best of Englishmen, well educated, devout Christians, and
zealous lovers of liberty. There was never a colony formed of better materials.
2. The district or country colonized; a settlement.
3. A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American
colony in Paris.
4. (Nat. Hist.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
(Col"o*pha`ny) n. See Colophony.
(Co"lo*phene) n. (Chem.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony.
It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also diterebene.
(Col"o*phon) n. [L. colophon finishing stroke, Gr. kolofw`n; cf. L. culmen top, collis hill.
Cf. Holm.] An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer's
name, etc., formerly placed on the last page of a book.
The colophon, or final description, fell into disuse, and . . . the title page had become the principal
direct means of identifying the book.
The book was uninjured from title page to colophon.
Sir W. Scott.
(Col"o*pho*nite) (kol"o*fo*nit or ko*lof"o*nit), n. [Cf. F. colophonite. So named from its
resemblance to the color of colophony.] (Min.) A coarsely granular variety of garnet.
(Col"o*pho`ny) (kol"o*fo*ny or ko*lof"o*ny; 277), n. [Gr. 'h kolofwni`a (sc. "rhti`nh resin,
gum) resin, fr. Kolofw`nios of or from Colophon in Ionia.] Rosin.
(Col`o*quin"ti*da) n. See Colocynth. Shak.
(Col"or) n. [Written also colour.] [OF. color, colur, colour, F. couleur, L. color; prob. akin to
celare to conceal See Helmet.]
1. A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences
in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.
The sensation of color depends upon a peculiar function of the retina or optic nerve, in consequence of
which rays of light produce different effects according to the length of their waves or undulations, waves
of a certain length producing the sensation of red, shorter waves green, and those still shorter blue, etc.