• WordNet 3.6
    • n plantation garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
    • n Plantation a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America) "the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century"
    • n plantation an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.
    • Plantation An original settlement in a new country; a colony. "While these plantations were forming in Connecticut."
    • Plantation The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.
    • Plantation The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp., in the United States and West Indies, a large estate appropriated to the production of the more important crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate; as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Sumatra, workers on coffee plantations gather the world's most expensive coffee by following a gourmet marsupial who consumes only the choicest coffee beans. By picking through what he excretes, they obtain the world's most expensive coffee -'Kopi Luwak', which sells for over $100 per pound.
    • n plantation The act of planting seeds or plants.
    • n plantation Introduction; establishment.
    • n plantation A planting with people or settlers; colonization.
    • n plantation A planted place, A small wood; a grove; a piece of ground planted with trees or shrubs for the purpose of producing timber or coppice-wood.
    • n plantation A farm, estate, or tract of land, especially in a tropical or semi-tropical country, such as the southern parts of the United States, South America, the West Indies, Africa, India, Ceylon, etc., in which cotton, sugar-cane, tobacco, coffee, etc., are cultivated, usually by negroes, peons, or coolies: as, a sugar plantation; also used attributively: as, plantation life; plantation songs.
    • n plantation An original settlement in a new country; a colony: as, Rhode Island and Providence plantations.
    • n plantation In Maine and New Hampshire, an unorganized and thinly settled division of a county.
    • n plantation An oyster-bed in which the oysters have been artificially planted; a cultivated area of oyster-bottom: a legal term in the State of Delaware.
    • n plantation In organ-building, the disposition or arrangement of the pipes of a stop, or of all the stops, on a wind-chest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind between 1926 and 1929. In her early drafts, the main character was named "Pansy O'Hara" and the O'Hara plantation we know as Tara was called "Fountenoy Hall."
    • Plantation a place planted: a wood or grove: :
    • Plantation (U.S.) a large estate: a colony: act or process of introduction
    • Plantation (Milt.) the act of planting
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  • Billie Holiday
    Billie Holiday
    “You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. plantatio,: cf. F. plantation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. plante (Fr. plante)—L. planta, a shoot, a plant.


In literature:

He has always been placed before me since the day he set foot in the plantation.
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
This was in effect y^e end of a 2. plantation in that place.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
The day was passed in visiting the plantation, and in a very few hours the young man had gained my full confidence.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
Besides, the plantation isn't so awfully far off.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
She received the fanciful title from a young visitor to the plantation who had studied Spanish.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
When we left de plantation, we had to get a pass to go from one plantation to another.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Who's that coming across the plantation?
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
As we rode up to the plantation the boys scattered all over the premises.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
Under cover of the darkness, they took position back of the plantation of the latter.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
A great part of the Highlands must ever lie entirely waste, or be utilized by plantations.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875" by Various

In poetry:

The stars were weary of routine:
The trees in the plantation
Were growing every fruit at once,
In search of sensation.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
They're leadin' brekkons doon fra' moors
For cattle-beddin'
On t'track 'at goes by t' larch plantation
To our Tom steadin'.
"October Moors (For Pauline Clough Young)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Like trees of myrrh and spice we stand,
Planted by God the Father's hand;
And all his springs in Zion flow,
To make the young plantation grow.
"Hymn 74" by Isaac Watts
When this high claim in action was displayed
With one accord the young Plantations spoke,
And told him, English-like, they were not made
To plough with such a yoke.
"Arms And The Man - The Oaks And The Tempest" by James Barron Hope
Be thou a wall of fire, by night and day,
This choice plantation closely to surround —
Still let thine eye the fav'rite spot survey,
And thy strong arm defend the sacred ground.
"A Prayer For The Church" by Rees Prichard
Swith! in some beggar's hauffet squattle;
There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle;
Wi' ither kindred, jumping cattle;
In shoals and nations;
Whare horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle
Your thick plantations.
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns

In news:

The Ohio State linebacker switched his jersey number to 48 to honor Gary Curtis, his friend and the former manager for Shazier's Plantation (Fla.) High School football team.
A Plantation woman complained of a.
A man from Burlington convicted of killing two people in Webster Plantation in 2009, has been indicted on drug charges.
DALLAS PLANTATION — Kevin Michael Grover, 40, a husband, father, brother, son, teacher and friend died unexpectedly from a heart attack in Dallas Plantation on Nov 22.
Leonardo DiCaprio says the plantation-owner character Calvin Candie he plays in Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated "Django Unchained" is one of, if not the most.
Four year later, the couple wed and enjoyed a reception at the Middleton Place Plantation.
It's part of the nationwide "Trees for Troops" effort and a truck with donated trees leaves a tree plantation in Pelzer, S.C.
In 2010 McGill began traveling to antebellum plantations, spending the night in former slave dwellings to bring attention to the importance of preserving and interpreting the historical structures.
I was super pumped to use Inspiration Plantations Ground Beef and Pork Sausage – I've been dying to try thier meat and it DID NOT disappoint.
Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation Resort.
I recently got a sneak peak at the romantic Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, just an hour outside of Atlanta on Lake Oconee.
The public is invited to spend an afternoon with Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who managed the Wappoo Plantation in the 1700s, at the Heritage Library on Sunday.
Sao Paolo, Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, according to the Brazilian embassy with the first Japanese immigrants coming to work on Brazil's coffee plantations.
The Filipino Community Center, Inc will be holding its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Nov 10 starting at 8 am at Westcott Plantation, 5000 Westcott Drive in Summerville.
Actress Blake Lively married actor Ryan Reynolds Sunday night at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

In science:

It dawned on the grasshopper that although the individual ants were just boring little morons idiotically following rules, the nest as a whole was managing to find the closest leaves, bring them back along optimal routes, and feed them to its plantations of fungi.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Six study sites in mountainous terrain with forests founded by plantation or regeneration following fire events and aged 14 to 41 years were established.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models