What is plantation?

  • (noun): An estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas).
    See also — Additional definitions below


A plantation is a long artificially established forest, farm or estate, where crops are grown for sale, often in distant markets rather than for local on-site consumption. The term plantation is informal and not precisely defined.

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Plantations in The Antebellum American South
... In the American South, antebellum plantations were centered on a "plantation house", the residence of the owner, where important business was conducted ... Slavery and plantations had different characteristics in different regions of the South ... There was a variety of domestic architecture on plantations ...
Ring Oak Plantation
... Ring Oak Plantation is a large quail hunting plantation located in northeast Leon County, Florida ...

More definitions of "plantation":

  • (noun): A newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America).
    Example: "The practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"
  • (noun): Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth.
    Synonyms: grove, woodlet, orchard

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