plantation

[ plan-tey-shuh n ]
/ plænˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

a usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by 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

1400–50; late Middle English plantacioune < Latin plantātiōn- (stem of plantātiō) “a planting.” See plant (verb), -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM plantation

plan·ta·tion·like, adjective

Definition for plantation (2 of 2)

Plantation
[ plan-tey-shuh n ]
/ 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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