There are 2 definitions of plantation in English:


Line breaks: plan|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /planˈteɪʃ(ə)n
, plɑːn-/


  • 1An estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are grown.
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    • Sugar and tobacco plantations were established in the 17th century, worked by imported African slaves.
    • Slaves from Africa were used to grow sugar and other plantation crops, it has been argued, because they comprised the least-cost option.
    • In 1953, Shell bought a second plantation nearby, where sugar cane and tobacco used to grow.
  • 1.1An area in which trees have been planted, especially for commercial purposes: new conifer plantations
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    • Its landscape has separate areas for tree plantations and wild flowers to promote biodiversity.
    • These trees were introduced from abroad by foresters for fast-growing commercial plantations.
    • An inferior project such a plantation of non-native trees may block migratory routes of key species and illegally evict local people.
  • 2 [mass noun] Colonization or settlement of emigrants, especially of English and then Scottish families in Ireland in the 16th-17th centuries under government sponsorship: the Plantation of Ulster
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    • It seems reasonably clear from our historical perspective that Ulster benefitted from the economic modernisation of the Protestant plantation of the 17th Century.
    • The Ulster Plantation has been described as England's only successful colony in Ireland.
  • 2.1 historical A colony.
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    • On the LeBlanc family cotton plantation in Iberville, the men rolled logs while the women cleaned up the grounds; the men chopped wood and plowed while the women hoed.
    • His Ciel Investment is building 250 homes on his family's beachfront plantation at Beau Champ on the island's east coast.
    • England's first successful plantation in North America was Virginia, refounded (after several false starts) in 1607.


late Middle English (denoting the action of planting seeds): from Latin plantatio(n-), from the verb plantare 'to plant'.

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Syllabification: Plan·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /planˈtāSHən/

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  • A city in southeastern Florida, west of Fort Lauderdale; population 83,628 (est. 2008).

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