(Plant"al) a. [L. planta a plant.] Belonging to plants; as, plantal life. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Plan"tar) a. [L. plantaris, fr. planta the sole of the foot.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sole
of the foot; as, the plantar arteries.
(Plan*ta"tion) n. [L. plantatio: cf. F. plantation.]
1. The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth. [R.]
2. The place planted; land brought under cultivation; a piece of ground planted with trees or useful plants; esp.,
in the United States and West Indies, a large estate appropriated to the production of the more important
crops, and cultivated by laborers who live on the estate; as, a cotton plantation; a coffee plantation.
3. An original settlement in a new country; a colony.
While these plantations were forming in Connecticut.B. Trumbull.
(Plant"-cane`) n. A stalk or shoot of sugar cane of the first growth from the cutting. The
growth of the second and following years is of inferior quality, and is called rattoon.
(Plant"-eat`ing) a. Eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle.
(Plant"ed) a. (Joinery) Fixed in place, as a projecting member wrought on a separate piece of
stuff; as, a planted molding.
1. One who, or that which, plants or sows; as, a planterof corn; a machine planter.
2. One who owns or cultivates a plantation; as, a sugar planter; a coffee planter.
3. A colonist in a new or uncultivated territory; as, the first planters in Virginia.
(Plant"er*ship), n. The occupation or position of a planter, or the management of a plantation,
as in the United States or the West Indies.
(Plant"i*cle) n. [Dim. of Plant.] A young plant, or plant in embryo. E. Darwin.
(||Plan`ti*gra"da) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A subdivision of Carnivora having plantigrade feet. It
includes the bears, raccoons, and allied species.