noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1822 British a small basket for fruits or vegetables

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  • Punnet — Pun net, n. [Cf. Ir. buinne a shoot, branch.] A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punnet — 1822, of obscure origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • punnet — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a small light basket or other container for fruit or vegetables. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect pun «a pound» …   English terms dictionary

  • punnet — [pun′ət] n. [Chiefly Brit.] a small, shallow basket, as for fruits or vegetables …   English World dictionary

  • punnet — [[t]pʌ̱nɪt[/t]] punnets N COUNT A punnet is a small light box in which soft fruits such as strawberries or raspberries are often sold. You can also use punnet to refer to the amount of fruit that a punnet contains. [BRIT] ...a punnet of… …   English dictionary

  • punnet — UK [ˈpʌnɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms punnet : singular punnet plural punnets British a) a small container like a basket without a handle, in which fruit such as strawberries and raspberries used to be sold b) the food contained in a… …   English dictionary

  • Punnet — A punnet is a basket for displaying and collecting fruits or flowers. Farmers markets sometimes sell fruits and berries in plastic punnets. Decorative punnets are often made of felt and seen in flower and craft arrangements.In recent years, the… …   Wikipedia

  • punnet — noun a small basket or receptacle for collecting and selling fruit, particularly strawberries But rather than spend £5 on a small punnet of exotic berries, a family would be better off buying regular and larger quantities of fresh fruit and… …   Wiktionary

  • punnet —    a small square or sometimes rectangular container for fruit or vegetables, such as strawberries or bean sprouts. When used as a unit of measure, a punnet is generally the same thing as a dry pint in the U.S. or an Imperial pint in Britain; see …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • punnet — /pun it/, n. Brit., Australian. a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit. [1815 25; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

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