Plan*ta"tion (?), n. [L. plantatio: cf. F. plantation.]

1.

The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.

[R.]

2.

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.

3.

An original settlement in a new country; a colony.

While these plantations were forming in Connecticut. B. Trumbull.

 

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