plantation

noun plan·ta·tion \ plan-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of plantation

1 : a usually large group of plants and especially trees under cultivation
2 : a settlement in a new country or region
  • Plymouth Plantation
3 a : a place that is planted or under cultivation
b : an agricultural estate usually worked by resident labor

Examples of plantation in a Sentence

  1. the struggling plantation almost failed during the first winter

Recent Examples of plantation from the Web

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First Known Use of plantation

15th century

plantation Synonyms

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Plantation

geographical name

Definition of Plantation

city in southeastern Florida west of Fort Lauderdale population 84,955

PLANTATION Defined for English Language Learners

plantation

noun

Definition of plantation for English Language Learners

  • : a large area of land especially in a hot part of the world where crops (such as cotton) are grown

  • : a group of trees that have been planted together


PLANTATION Defined for Kids

plantation

noun plan·ta·tion \ plan-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of plantation for Students

1 : a large area of land where crops are grown and harvested
2 : a settlement in a new country or region


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