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 for colon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Condor \Con"dor\ (k[o^]n"d[o^]r; in defs. 2 & 3, k[-o]n"d[-o]r),
     n. [Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur.]
     1. (Zool.) A very large bird of the Vulture family
        ({Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated
        parts of the Andes.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) The California vulture ({Gymnogyps
        californianus), also called California condor. [Local,
        U. S.]
     Note: In the late 20th century it is classed as an endangered
           species. The California condor used to number in the
           thousands and ranged along the entire west coast of the
           United States. By 1982 only 21 to 24 individuals could
           be identified in the wild. A breeding program was
           instituted, and by 1996 over 50 birds were alive in
           captivity. As of 1997, fewer than ten of the bred birds
           had been reintroduced into the wild.
           [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     3. A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and
        equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold,
        and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is
        no longer coined.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colon \Co"lon\ (k[=o]"l[o^]n), n. [L. colon, colum, limb,
     member, the largest of the intestines, fr. Gr. kw^lon, and in
     sense of the intestine, ko`lon: cf. F. colon. Cf. Colic.]
     1. (Anat.) That part of the large intestines which extends
        from the c[ae]cum to the rectum.
     Note: [See Illust. of Digestion.]
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Gram.) A point or character, formed thus [:], used to
        separate parts of a sentence that are complete in
        themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place
        of a conjunction.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the
           rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they
           are excreted
      2: the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
         [syn: colon, El Salvadoran colon]
      3: the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
         [syn: colon, Costa Rican colon]
      4: a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
         [syn: Colon, Aspinwall]
      5: a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series
         or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a
         business letter)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "colon":
     Alexandrine, Deutschmark, Mark, Reichsmark, abdomen, accent,
     accentuation, afghani, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest,
     anna, antispast, anus, appendix, arsis, bacchius, baht, beat,
     blind gut, boundary, bowels, brain, cadence, caesura, catalexis,
     cecum, cent, centavo, centime, chloriamb, chloriambus, comma,
     conto, counterpoint, cretic, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, diaeresis,
     dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, dollar, dong, duodenum, elegiac,
     elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, endocardium,
     entrails, epitrite, feminine caesura, florin, foot, foregut, franc,
     giblets, gizzard, guilder, gulden, guts, heart, heptameter,
     heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, hindgut, iamb,
     iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, innards, inner mechanism,
     insides, internals, intestine, inwards, ionic, jejunum, jingle,
     juncture, kidney, kip, kishkes, kopeck, krona, krone,
     large intestine, lilt, lira, liver, liver and lights, lung,
     masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot,
     metrical group, metrical unit, metron, midgut, milreis, molossus,
     mora, movement, numbers, paeon, pause, pentameter, pentapody,
     perineum, period, peseta, pie, piece of eight, pistareen, point,
     pound, proceleusmatic, pump, pylorus, pyrrhic, quantity, rand,
     rectum, rhythm, rial, ruble, rupee, semicolon, shekel, shilling,
     small intestine, sol, sou, spleen, spondee, sprung rhythm, stiver,
     stomach, stop, stress, swing, syzygy, tetrameter, tetrapody,
     tetraseme, thesis, ticker, tribrach, trimeter, tripes, tripody,
     triseme, trochee, vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, won, works,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      ":" ASCII character 58.  Common names: ITU-T:
     colon.  Rare: dots; INTERCAL: two-spot.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to 
  people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. 
  The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony 
  differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the 
  American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book 
  I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Colon, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    138
     Housing Units (2000): 54
     Land area (2000):     0.132249 sq. miles (0.342524 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.132249 sq. miles (0.342524 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            10005
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             41.297761 N, 96.606757 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68018
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Colon, NE

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Colon, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    1227
     Housing Units (2000): 639
     Land area (2000):     1.391219 sq. miles (3.603240 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.317522 sq. miles (0.822379 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.708741 sq. miles (4.425619 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17360
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             41.955853 N, 85.322522 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49040
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Colon, MI

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