Vegetation vs Plantation - What's the difference?

vegetation | plantation |


As nouns the difference between vegetation and plantation

is that vegetation is vegetation while plantation is large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth often includes housing for the owner and workers.

vegetation

English

Noun

(wikipedia vegetation)
  • (uncountable) Plants, taken collectively.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-10
  • , author=Audrey Garric , title=Urban canopies let nature bloom , volume=188, issue=22, page=30 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field. In Paris 22 hectares of roof have been planted, out of a potential total of 80 hectares.}}
    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
  • (pathology, countable) An abnormal verrucous or fibrinous growth
  • The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.
  • plantation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations , “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}
  • 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.