plantation

[plan-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a group of planted trees or plants.
3.
History/Historical.
a.
a colony or new settlement.
b.
the establishment of a colony or new settlement.
4.
Archaic. the planting of seeds, young trees, etc.
adjective
5.
(of clothing, furnishings, etc.) suitable for a plantation or for a tropical or semitropical country.

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

plantationlike, adjective
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Plantation

[plan-tey-shuhn]
noun
a town in S Florida.
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plantation (plænˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an estate, esp in tropical countries, where cash crops such as rubber, oil palm, etc, are grown on a large scale
2.  a group of cultivated trees or plants
3.  (formerly) a colony or group of settlers
4.  rare the planting of seeds, shoots, etc

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plantation
c.1450, "action of planting," from M.Fr. plantation, from L. plantationem (nom. plantatio) "a planting," from plantare "to plant" (see plant). Historically used for "colony, settlement in a new land" (1614); meaning "large farm on which tobacco or cotton is grown" is first recorded 1706.
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Example sentences for plantation
The last place at which they stopped was the plantation of wm.
Walks of are available through a mixed broadleaf and conifer plantation.
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