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Meaning of PLANTATION

Pronunciation:  plan'teyshun, plan'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
  2. [n]  a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America); "the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"
  3. [n]  an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
 

PLANTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: grove, orchard, woodlet
 
 See Also: acres, apple orchard, colony, demesne, estate, garden, land, landed estate, lemon grove, orange grove, peach orchard, settlement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plan*ta"tion\, n. [L. plantatio: cf. F. plantation.]
1. The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth
   for growth. [R.]

2. The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece
   of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp., in
   the United States and West Indies, a large estate
   appropriated to the production of the more important
   crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate;
   as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.

3. An original settlement in a new country; a colony.

         While these plantations were forming in Connecticut.
                                               --B. Trumbull.

 
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