A plantation is a large agricultural property dedicated to planting a few crops on a large scale. If you dream of having 3,000 acres to raise cucumbers on, then you have dreams of a cucumber plantation.

Plantation doesn't have to only mean massive single-product farms. A small grove of trees is also called a plantation, but usually when we use the word we mean the big farms. Surely you've heard of southern plantations before the Civil War that raised cotton and tobacco with slave labor. In Latin America many international companies own banana and coffee plantations.

Definitions of plantation

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

a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
Type of:
acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

n garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

grove, orchard, woodlet
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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
Type of:
a plot of ground where plants are cultivated

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