planter


planter

noun

  1. a person who plants.
  2. an implement or machine for planting seeds in the ground.
  3. the owner or manager of a plantation.
  4. History/Historical. a colonist or new settler.
  5. a decorative container, of a variety of sizes and shapes, for growing flowers or ornamental plants.

noun

  1. the owner or manager of a plantation
  2. a machine designed for rapid, uniform, and efficient planting of seeds in the ground
  3. a colonizer or settler
  4. a decorative pot or stand for house plants

n.“one who sows seeds,” late 14c., agent noun from plant (v.). Mechanical sense by 1850. Meaning “proprietor of a cultivated estate in West Indies or southern colonies of North America” is from 1640s, hence planter’s punch (1924). Meaning “a pot for growing plants” recorded by 1959.

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