Definition of planter in English:
1 [often with modifier] A manager or owner of a plantation: sugar planters
More example sentences
- On the eve of the Civil War Louisiana's sugar planter elite was composed of 525 owners of at least 50 slaves who resided in a thirteen-parish area south of Baton Rouge.
- This was one appointment that a gold dealer and coffee planter from Kalpetta did not want to miss.
- Traditionally the sugar planter was both farmer and manufacturer.
2A decorative container in which plants are grown.
- Butterflies and hummingbirds will be attracted to windows box planters or containers of bright flowers.
- Elsewhere, grow it in a planter and winter it indoors (treat it first with insecticidal soap, as it's prone to whiteflies and spider mites).
- You'll usually find wooden casks, traditional pots and planters, whiskey barrels and many other offerings.
3A machine or person that plants seeds, bulbs, etc.
- If you prefer a more formal look of rows, you may wish to invest in a bulb planter.
- Seed disks on pneumatic planters wear with use and mold themselves to the particular meter they are employed on.
- Older John Deere 7000 planters sometimes put seeds almost on top in lumpy spots while dropping them in just right where the soil is softer.
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