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|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Soon the planter militia broke the slave line and the slaughter began.
Yet, at the end of the season, the laborer has usually exhausted his wages and may be in debt to the planter.The Philippine Islands|Ramon Reyes Lala
When the Barbadians came they brought with them the social viewpoint of the West Indian planter.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
A planter of South Carolina obtained some of the seeds, and began to cultivate the plant.My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field|Charles Carleton Coffin
John Splitimber, a planter of meagre means, died in 1677 owning eight cows and one bull.The Planters of Colonial Virginia|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
I was confirmed in this opinion by a planter and military officer, who shared my views on the subject.
British Dictionary definitions for planter
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.