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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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 © 2016
plan•ta•tion  (plan tāshən), 
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. [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.
Etymology:
  • Latin plantātiōn- (stem of plantātiō) a planting. See plant (verb, verbal), -ation
  • late Middle English plantacioune 1400–50
plan•tation•like′, adj. 

Plan•ta•tion  (plan tāshən), 
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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