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plantation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture, Forestry, Crops
plantationplan‧ta‧tion /plænˈteɪʃən, plɑːn- $ plæn-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TAa large area of land in a hot country, where crops such as tea, cotton, and sugar are grown 🔊 a rubber plantation2 TAFa large group of trees grown to produce woodsee thesaurus at forest
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plantationa coffee plantationRising on the left are the extensive plantations of Lael Forest.The Cav simply agreed to stay away from his plantation.Many plantation owners exploited their female slaves and ignored their dark-skinned offspring.DeVore's own plantation was in the northwest of this area, adjoining the garrison at Lodz.The Chalice Quilt was made by slaves on a Texas plantation in 1860 in anticipation of a visit from an itinerant bishop.Gandhi felt that the size of the refund was less important than the plantation owners' consent to it.The plantations would be open to foreign acquisition but overall foreign ownership would be limited to 30 or 40 percent.The industrial action quickly spread to transport and municipal workers and workers on tea, sugar and tobacco plantations.
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