Definitions for Plantationplænˈteɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an estate, esp. in a tropical or semitropical country, usu. worked by resident laborers:
a coffee plantation.
a group of planted trees or plants.
a colony or new settlement.
Category: Western History
Archaic. the planting of seeds, trees, etc.
Origin of plantation:
1400–50; < L
a town in S Florida. 61,130.
Category: Geography (places)
an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
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"
grove, woodlet, orchard, plantation(noun)
garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large farm in a hot place where a particular crop is grown
a coffee/sugar plantation
Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
Origin: Latin plantatio, from perfect passive participle plantatus, from verb plantare, + noun of action suffix -tio
the act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth
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
an original settlement in a new country; a colony
Translations for Plantation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a place that has been planted with trees.
- مَزْرَعَه، مكان مَزروع بالأشْجارArabic
- plantaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- sad, hájCzech
- die SchonungGerman
- रोपण, रोपाईHindi
- درختزار، محل كه درختان زياد در آن كشت شده باشدPersian
- هغه ځاى چې ډيرى ونى پكښې كرل شوى وېPashto
- koru, fidanlıkTurkish
- 植樹造林Chinese (Trad.)
- vườn ươmVietnamese
- 植树造林Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for Plantation »