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Definition of plantation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large area of land, especially in a hot country, where crops such as coffee, sugar, rubber, etc. are grown a banana plantation plantation workers/owners
  2. 2(in the past) a large farm in the southern U.S. on which cotton or tobacco was grown by slaves
  3. 3a large area of land that is planted with trees to produce wood conifer/forestry plantations
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: plantation