Bowels vs Colon - What's the difference?
As a noun bowels
As a proper noun colon is
(plural only) The deepest or innermost part.
(plural only) The concept or quality that defines something at its very core.
- down in the bowels of the Earth
(plural only) The intestines.
- the project's bowels
* (deepest or innermost part) centre/center, core, heart
* (intestines) entrails, guts, intestines
From (etyl) .
(grammar) The punctuation mark " ".
* 2005 , William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style , Penguin Press, page 15:
(rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).
(rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
- A colon tells the reader that what follows is closely related to the preceding clause.
From (etyl) .
(anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus
* (final segment of digestive system) large bowel
* (segment of digestive system) large intestine
* colonic irrigation
* large intestine
From (etyl) colon.
(obsolete) A husbandman.
A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony.
* 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, p. 28:
- The reaction of the European colons , a mixture of shock and fear, was to demand further draconian measures and to suspend any suggestion of new reforms.
* http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Figures/C/colon.htm Part of a
glossary of classical rhetorical terms.