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plantation

[ plan-tey-shuhn ]
/ plænˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
a large farm or estate in a tropical or semitropical zone, for the cultivation of cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugarcane, etc., typically by enslaved, unpaid, or low-wage resident laborers.
a group of planted trees or plants.
History/Historical.
  1. a colony or new settlement.
  2. the establishment of a colony or new settlement.
Archaic. the planting of seeds, young trees, etc.
adjective
(of clothing, furnishings, etc.) suitable for a plantation or for a tropical or semitropical country.
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Origin of plantation

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English plantacioune, from Latin plantātiōn- (stem of plantātiō ) “a planting”; see plant (verb), -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM plantation

plan·ta·tion·like, adjective

Other definitions for plantation (2 of 2)

Plantation
[ plan-tey-shuhn ]
/ plænˈteɪ ʃən /

noun
a town in S Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for plantation

plantation
/ (plænˈteɪʃən) /

noun
an estate, esp in tropical countries, where cash crops such as rubber, oil palm, etc, are grown on a large scale
a group of cultivated trees or plants
(formerly) a colony or group of settlers
rare the planting of seeds, shoots, etc
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