Origin of bennet

1225–75; Middle English (herbe) beneit < Old French (herbe) beneite, translation of Latin (herba) benedicta blessed (herb) (> Old English benedicte, Old High German benedicta, Middle Dutch benedictus-kruid). See Benedictus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of bennet

  • "Disguises come easily to us," Mr. Bennet said, still smiling.


    Robert Sheckley

  • Bennet and O'Grady have disappointed us, it seems; but you are a host in yourself.'

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • In 1832-3, he published a periodical, entitled, "Bennet's Glasgow Magazine."

  • She repeated her question, but Uncle Bennet was looking towards me.

  • Uncle Bennet offered me a jar full to the brim: 'Dip your vinger in,' said he.

British Dictionary definitions for bennet



short for herb bennet
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