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plantation (plænˈteɪʃən Pronunciation for plantation



  1. an estate, esp in tropical countries, where cash crops such as rubber, oil palm, etc, are grown on a large scale
  2. a group of cultivated trees or plants
  3. (formerly) a colony or group of settlers
  4. (rare) the planting of seeds, shoots, etc

Translations for 'plantation'

  • British English: plantation A plantation is a large piece of land where crops such as rubber, coffee, tea, or sugar are grown. NOUN...banana plantations.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: plantação
  • Chinese: > 种植园尤指热带国家的橡胶、咖啡、茶、甘蔗> 种種植园園
  • European Spanish: plantación
  • French: plantation
  • German: Plantage
  • Italian: piantagione
  • Japanese: 農園
  • Korean: > 재배 농장특히 열대 지역의
  • Portuguese: plantação
  • Spanish: plantación

Example Sentences Including 'plantation'

Economic diversification is still over some horizon and sugar production has made the island a single plantation.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
He would be there on the plantation supervising the cutting of the scorched canes.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island
His illegitimacy, his Indian mother, his early life on a sugar plantation.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
Instead the poor man exchanged them at the British Indian plantation for another species of cinchona seed.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
It has even filed cases against plantation companies that defaulted on payments.
India Today (2002)
Jeremy searched his mind for what he knew of the natives who lived on his plantation.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
One of the available shells is an old plantation company, Dalkeith, once operating in Sri Lanka.
Independent (1998)
The townhouse is decorated throughout in subtle earth tones with honed marble finishes and plantation shutters.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
They're on the march and eating their way through Heston's cocoa plantation in South America.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)


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