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colon1 British & World English

A punctuation mark (:) used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation

colon2 British & World English

The main part of the large intestine, which passes from the caecum to the rectum and absorbs water and electrolytes from food which has remained undigested

colón British & World English

The basic monetary unit of Costa Rica and El Salvador, equal to 100 centimos in Costa Rica and 100 centavos in El Salvador

Colón British & World English

The chief port of Panama, at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal; population 87,800 (est. 2009). It was founded in 1850 by the American William Aspinwall (1807–55), after whom it was originally named

colón New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monetary unit of Costa Rica and El Salvador

Colón in colón British & World English

The basic monetary unit of Costa Rica and El Salvador, equal to 100 centimos in Costa Rica and 100 centavos in El Salvador

colon therapy British & World English

Another term for colonic irrigation

sigmoid colon British & World English

The S-shaped last part of the large intestine, leading into the rectum

ascending colon British & World English

The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upwards from the caecum on the right side of the abdomen

descending colon British & World English

The part of the large intestine which passes downwards on the left side of the abdomen towards the rectum

transverse colon British & World English

The middle part of the large intestine, passing across the abdomen from right to left below the stomach

Archipiélago de Colón British & World English

Official Spanish name for Galapagos Islands.

semicolon British & World English

A punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma

Cristóbal Colón in Columbus, Christopher British & World English

(1451–1506), Italian-born Spanish explorer, credited as being the first European to reach the Americas; Spanish name Cristóbal Colón

Cristóbal Colón in Columbus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Christopher (1451–1506), Italian-born Spanish explorer; Spanish name Cristóbal Colón


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