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Noun: plantation  plan'tey-shun
  1. An estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
     
  2. Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
    - grove, woodlet, orchard
     
  3. An area planted with trees for timber or fuel
    - woodlot [N. Amer], wood lot [N. Amer], bush [Cdn]
Noun: Plantation  plan'tey-shun
  1. 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"

Derived forms: plantations

Type of: acres, colony, demesne, estate, garden, land, landed estate, settlement

Encyclopedia: Plantation, Lexington