Plantation Definition

plăn-tāshən
plantations
noun
plantations
An area growing cultivated crops.
Webster's New World
A colony or new settlement.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A large, cultivated planting of trees.
A rubber plantation.
Webster's New World
A large estate or farm on which crops are raised, often by resident workers.
American Heritage
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proper name
City in SE Fla., near Fort Lauderdale.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Plantation

Noun

Singular:
plantation
Plural:
plantations

Origin of Plantation

  • From Latin plantātiō (“planting, transplanting"), from plantātus (“planted"), the perfect passive participle of plantāre, + action noun suffix -tiō.

    From Wiktionary

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