Origin of planter
Examples from the Web for planter
He was the son of a Cajun planter and had lived in the district he represented for most of his life.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
Like all his hundred-odd slaves, Madison inherited Jennings from his father, a wealthy Southern planter.Must Reads: Madison’s Slaves, Pam Houston, and Alec Wilkinson
Eric Herschthal, Kevin Canfield, Nina MacLaughlin
February 23, 2012
Soon the planter militia broke the slave line and the slaughter began.America's Forgotten Slave Revolt
January 9, 2011
His torch will be at the threshold and his knife at the throat of the planter.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Every Southern planter may have his slave-household baptized.
Sir, every Southern planter is not more truly a slave-holder than Abraham.
God has thus given to the Southern planter an absolute monopoly.
The planter's life did not long satisfy him and finally he became a priest.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- the owner or manager of a plantation
- a machine designed for rapid, uniform, and efficient planting of seeds in the ground
- a colonizer or settler
- a decorative pot or stand for house plants
Word Origin and History for planter
"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.