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
Vast tracts of tropical rainforest have been replaced by palm oil plantations
  for food and biofuels, satellite imagery reveals.
There are mostly wildflowers around with no plantations of herbicide or
  insecticide treatments.
Even worse, the main source of income for these villagers came from coconut
  plantations, were were almost entirely washed away.
The view from a car window reveals plantations of hairy eucalyptus trees and
  cow pastures rife with termite mounds.
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