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English noun: colon

1. colon (body) the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted

Broader (hypernym)large intestine

Narrower (hyponym)ascending colon, descending colon, megacolon, sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure, transverse colon

Part holonymsigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus

2. colon (quantity) the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos

SynonymsEl Salvadoran colon

Broader (hypernym)El Salvadoran monetary unit

Part holonymcentavo

3. colon (quantity) the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos

SynonymsCosta Rican colon

Broader (hypernym)Costa Rican monetary unit

Part holonymcentimo

4. Colon (location) a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal


Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center

Part meronymPanama, Republic of Panama

5. colon (communication) a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)

Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark

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