The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.
The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp., in the United States and West Indies, a large estate appropriated to the production of the more important crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate; as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.
An original settlement in a new country; a colony.
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. Harriet Ann Jacobs
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background. Diane Abbott
The strength that I have comes from irrigating the citrus plantation, ploughing in the vineyard, guarding the melon fields at night. I believe that's what gave me the strength. Ariel Sharon
My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India. Julie Christie
If you want to be fully convinced of the abominations of slavery, go on a southern plantation, and call yourself a negro trader. Then there will be no concealment; and you will see and hear things that will seem to you impossible among human beings with immortal souls. Harriet Ann Jacobs