Soon the planter militia broke the slave line and the slaughter began.
Like all his hundred-odd slaves, Madison inherited Jennings from his father, a wealthy Southern planter.
He was the son of a Cajun planter and had lived in the district he represented for most of his life.
"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.