- a colony or new settlement.
- the establishment of a colony or new settlement.
Origin of plantation
Definition for plantation (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for plantation
Hamer married in 1944 and moved with her husband to Ruleville, Miss., where they were sharecroppers on a plantation.Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'|Lottie L. Joiner|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After firing that off, he clumsily asked what a plantation mentality is.
“I think you have more of a plantation mentality than I do,” he said.
Located in northern California, the Plantation Farm Camp takes everything back to the basics.
Mississippi was “probably the worst, because of its plantation aristocracy.”Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying|Michael Tomasky|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"That's part of my plantation, yes," answered the Southerner.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South|Laura Lee Hope
Toward the close of the packing season there are jolly times on the plantation.
One plantation contained three thousand acres of land, but was said to be very old and worn out.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
So Henry Burns led off on the plantation melody, and the brothers joined in with a will.Jack Harvey's Adventures|Ruel Perley Smith
There was a labourer working at a fence round a plantation, on the borders of the grounds.Wuthering Heights|Emily Bronte
British Dictionary definitions for plantation
Word Origin and History for plantation
mid-15c., "action of planting," from Middle French plantation, from Latin plantationem (nominative plantatio) "a planting," noun of action from past participle stem of plantare "to plant" (see plant). Historically used for "colony, settlement in a new land" (1610s); meaning "large farm on which tobacco or cotton is grown" is first recorded 1706.