plantation

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French plantation, from Latin plantātiō (planting, transplanting), from plantātus (planted), the perfect passive participle of plantāre, + action noun suffix -tiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /plænˈteɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

plantation (countable and uncountable, plural plantations)

  1. A large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
    • 2013 June 29, “Unspontaneous combustion”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 29:
      Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.
  2. An area where trees are planted, either for commercial purposes, or to adorn an estate.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 1, page 268:
      She used to bound through the plantations, her eye first caught by one object, then another, gazing round for something to admire and to love. Now she walked slowly, her eyes fixed on the ground, as if, in all the wide fair world, there was nothing to attract nor to interest.
  3. The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Americas; colonization.
  4. A colony established thus.

Related termsEdit

  • plant
  • (importation of people to displace local persons): planter

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plantatio, plantationem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

plantation f (plural plantations)

  1. planting
  2. plantation

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Interlingua-English Dictionary.

From English plantation, from Middle French plantation, from Latin plantātiō (planting, transplanting), from plantātus (planted), the perfect passive participle of plantāre, + action noun suffix -tiō.

NounEdit

plantation (plural plantationes)

  1. Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.

Related termsEdit