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1    pl   , -lons   the punctuation mark :, usually preceding an explanation or an example of what has gone before, a list, or an extended quotation  
2    pl   , -lons   this mark used for certain other purposes, such as expressions of time, as in 2:45 p.m., or when a ratio is given in figures, as in 5:3  
3    pl   , -la   (in classical prosody) a part of a rhythmic period with two to six feet and one principal accent or ictus  
     (C16: from Latin, from Greek kolon limb, hence part of a strophe, clause of a sentence)  
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colon          [2]  
      n   pl   , -lons, -la   the part of the large intestine between the caecum and the rectum  
     (C16: from Latin: large intestine, from Greek kolon)  

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colon          [3]     (French)  
      n   a colonial farmer or plantation owner, esp. in a French colony  
     (French: colonist, from Latin colonus, from colere to till, inhabit)  

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