Pronunciation: (plan'tur, plän'-), [key]
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. Hist.a colonist or new settler.
5. a decorative container, of a variety of sizes and shapes, for growing flowers or ornamental plants.
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