Meaning of Lost Colony

Lost' Col'ony

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— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. a settlement of British colonists whom Walter Raleigh sent to Roanoke Island (now part of North Carolina) in 1587 and of whom no trace was found after 1591.
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