WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
plan•ta•tion /plænˈteɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a usually large farm or land area, maintained by workers who live there:a coffee plantation.
  2. Botanya group of planted trees or plants.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
plan•ta•tion  (plan tāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a usually large farm or estate, esp. in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.
  2. Botanya group of planted trees or plants.
  3. World History[Hist.]
    • a colony or new settlement.
    • the establishment of a colony or new settlement.
  4. [Archaic.]the planting of seeds, young trees, etc.

adj. 
  1. Clothing, Furniture(of clothing, furnishings, etc.) suitable for a plantation or for a tropical or semitropical country.
plan•tation•like′, adj. 
  • Latin plantātiōn- (stem of plantātiō) a planting. See plant (verb, verbal), -ation
  • late Middle English plantacioune 1400–50

Plan•ta•tion  (plan tāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa town in S Florida. 48,501.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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