An example of a plantation is a huge farm estate.
- Archaic a colony or new settlement
- ⌂ an area growing cultivated crops
- an estate, as in a tropical or semitropical region, cultivated by workers living on it, specif. one located in the S U.S. in the 18th or 19th cent.
- a large, cultivated planting of trees: a rubber plantation
Origin of plantationClassical Latin plantatio ; from plantare, to plant
Origin of Plantationprobably named for the large town lots, called plantations by early settlers
- An area under cultivation.
- A group of cultivated trees or plants.
- A large estate or farm on which crops are raised, often by resident workers.
- A newly established settlement; a colony.
- Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
- Area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
- The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
From Latin plantÄtiÅ (“planting, transplanting"), from plantÄtus (“planted"), the perfect passive participle of plantÄre, + action noun suffix -tiÅ.