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A Plantation is a deliberately cultivated area, for example: a large farm, growing one species of plant only, eg. Pine plantations produce raw material for paper-making.

Tobacco and coffee also grow on plantations. Slave labour typically manned the early plantations in the southern states of the USA. Sugar plantations in the Caribbean and Brazil worked by slave labor are perhaps the best example of the plantation system at its height.

See also: tree farm

The word plantation may also refer to a colony , as in the history of Ireland.