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Today's word: plantation
Definition: A usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.
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This week's word in the news: PLANTATION

DEFINITION:
A usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.


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Frederick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, held a news conference outside of the Dallas police headquarters last month to accuse Jones of "plantation politics."
The Dallas Morning News -- 11/20/2017