(1) Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
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"
(3) An estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
, from perfect passive participle , from verb plantare
, + noun of action suffix -tio
- Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
- The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.