Plantation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plænˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word plantation
Brit.  |planˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word plantation


- an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
- a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)
- garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth (syn: grove, orchard, woodlet)


...the struggling plantation almost failed during the first winter...

A plain covered with corn, grass, or plantations.

She instructed the peasants in the plantation of corn.

...the sugar baron spared no expense in building a grand hacienda on his plantation near Cuernavaca...

...the Southern patricians who once resided in these stately plantation homes...

I have seen the rich Louisianian chequering out his sugar plantation.

We jolted along rough wet roads through an endless banana plantation.

Plantation owners kept slaves down by refusing them an education.

...visited the old plantation where her grandmother had long ago toiled as a house girl...

Word forms

singular: plantation
plural: plantations
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