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Dictionary definition for: Colon

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

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

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

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

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

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