Definition of plantation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//plɑːnˈteɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//plænˈteɪʃn//
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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. 2a large area of land that is planted with trees to produce wood conifer/forestry plantations
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the action of planting seeds): from Latin plantatio(n-), from the verb plantare ‘to plant’.Extra examples Hundreds of slaves worked on the plantations. a plantation of oaks Most of these conifer plantations will be felled over the next 10 years. a banana/​coffee plantation
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plantation