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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 plan·ta·tion /plænˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plan·ta·tion n.
 1. The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth. [R.]
 2. 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.
 3. An original settlement in a new country; a colony.
    While these plantations were forming in Connecticut.   --B. Trumbull.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale
           (especially in tropical areas)
      2: a newly established colony (especially in the colonization
         of North America); "the practice of sending convicted
         criminals to serve on the Plantations was common in the
         17th century"
      3: garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without
         undergrowth [syn: grove, woodlet, orchard]