Definition of planter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplan(t)ər/


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with planter

chanter, enchanter, granter, supplanter, transplanter, Vedanta

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Syllabification: plant·er

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