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Definition of "plantation" []

  • An area under cultivation. (noun)
  • A group of cultivated trees or plants. (noun)
  • A large estate or farm on which crops are raised, often by resident workers. (noun)
  • A newly established settlement; a colony. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plantation" in a sentence
  • ""The use of the term plantation is foolish and my guess is that she will live to regret this," said human quote machine Larry Sabato, who teaches at the University of Virginia during those rare moments when he is not dreaming up quotes for needy reporters."
  • "So actually, the use of the term plantation was a passionate response out of concern, I think, for how difficult it is to get things done in Washington for this particular demographic of people."
  • "And I think that's why the term plantation is used much to our - much to our disdain."