Meaning of plantation

plan•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (plan-tā'shun), [key]
— 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. a group of planted trees or plants.
    1. a colony or new settlement.
    2. the establishment of a colony or new settlement.
  3. the planting of seeds, young trees, etc.
—adj.
  1. (of clothing, furnishings, etc.) suitable for a plantation or for a tropical or semitropical country.

Plan•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (plan-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in S Florida. 48,501.
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