- (America) IPA: /plænˈteɪʃən/
- A large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
- An area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
- 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.
- A colony established thus.
- French: plantation
- German: Plantage
- Italian: piantagione
- Portuguese: plantação, fazenda
- Russian: планта́ция
- Spanish: plantación