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punnet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n punnet a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Punnet A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n punnet A small but broad shallow basket for displaying fruit or flowers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Ir. buinne, a shoot, branch

Usage

In literature:

Nowadays deep and shallow punnets are the order of the day, and a good thing too.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
And what, I should like to know, is a 'punnet'?
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
He had, it appeared, talked to Lady Punnet about private theatricals!
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
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