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PLANTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Plantation mean? 

PLANTATION (noun)
  The noun PLANTATION has 3 senses:

1. an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
2. a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)
3. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

  Familiarity information: PLANTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLANTATION (noun)


Sense 1plantation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("plantation" is a kind of...):

acres; demesne; estate; land; landed estate (extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plantation"):

orangery (a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas)


Sense 2Plantation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the practice of sending convicted criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the 17th century

Hypernyms ("Plantation" is a kind of...):

colony; settlement (a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government)

Domain region:

North America (a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama)


Sense 3plantation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

orchard; woodlet; grove; plantation

Hypernyms ("plantation" is a kind of...):

garden (a plot of ground where plants are cultivated)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plantation"):

apple orchard (a grove of apple trees)

lemon grove (a grove of lemon trees)

orange grove (grove of orange trees)

peach orchard (a grove of peach trees)


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