• (America) IPA: /plænˈteɪʃən/


  1. A large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
  2. An area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
  3. The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Americas; colonization.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i], page 7 ↗:
      Had I plantation of this Iſle my Lord.
  4. A colony established thus.
Related terms
  • plant
  • (importation of people to displace local persons) planter

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