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. In the United States prior to the Civil War, crops like cotton and tobacco were grown on plantations in the South by exploiting the labor of enslaved people. In Latin America, many international companies own banana and coffee plantations.

Definitions of plantation
  1. noun
    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
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    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
  2. noun
    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
    synonyms: 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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