Plantation meaning

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The definition of a plantation is a settlement that grows crops, or a large group of plants, trees or other flora.

An example of a plantation is a huge farm estate.

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A large estate or farm on which crops are raised, often by resident workers.
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A group of cultivated trees or plants.
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An area under cultivation.
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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.
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A large, cultivated planting of trees.

A rubber plantation.

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Area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
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An area growing cultivated crops.
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Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
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The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
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A newly established settlement; a colony.
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(archaic) A colony or new settlement.
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(place) City in SE Fla., near Fort Lauderdale.
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Origin of plantation

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

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