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1. The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.

2. The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; especially, 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)

Origin: L. Plantatio: cf. F. Plantation.

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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... gorillas or orangutans placed in the wild, in similar latitudes across the globe, and allowed to thrive. It would surely be worth putting in some plantations of their native food plants to get them going wouldn't it? They would probably soon learn to switch to the food plants of their new environment ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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Mutation in fruit/vegetables

... Triticale is hybrid of two different cereals. Papaya grown on Hawai should be GMO, because they had problems with some virus killing all their plantations.

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:53 pm
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Topic: Mutation in fruit/vegetables
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The Fiber Disease

... subjugate the populations of lesser nations for their own purposes, e.g., maintaining a large supply of cheap manual labor to work in mines, or on plantations. That Wolbachia could theoretically find its way into humans has been established, the major biological impediment being Wolbachia's disdain ...

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by Skytroll
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... Add to this the fact that when sprayed from airplanes and helicopters, Agent Green will be carried by winds and inevitably drift over coffee plantations, fields, farms, villages, and water supplies. Coccidioides immitis/posadasii London

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by London
Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:39 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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