plantations

[ plan-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF plantations

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A pretty thing if we were snapped up by a buccaneer and sold in the Plantations!'

He has bought three plantations at Martinico, and two at Guadeloupe.

At this period the towns and plantations in the State of Maine were but thirteen.

His word was law in the stables, the kennel, the plantations, and the boat-quay.

He was evidently an ancient beau of the plantations in court dress.

They left the plantations at night and went to other villages for tickets.

Some of the men's wives belong to other marsters on other plantations.

Colored folks on some of the other plantations wasn't so lucky.

At one time there was not a foot of dry land upon one of the Runiroi plantations.

They have plantations and estates in the South, but the ranches are out West.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "action of planting," from Middle French plantation, from Latin plantationem (nominative plantatio) "a planting," noun of action from past participle stem of plantare "to plant" (see plant). Historically used for "colony, settlement in a new land" (1610s); meaning "large farm on which tobacco or cotton is grown" is first recorded 1706.

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