Harvesting vs Plantation - What's the difference?

harvesting | plantation |


As nouns the difference between harvesting and plantation

is that harvesting is (agriculture) the gathering of a mature crop, a harvest while plantation is large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth often includes housing for the owner and workers.

As a verb harvesting

is .

harvesting

Verb

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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (agriculture) The gathering of a mature crop, a harvest.
  • plantation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
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  • Area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
  • The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.