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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. 2023

How to use bennet in a sentence

  • White butterflies go flutter-flutter, continually fanning; the peacock spreads his wide wings and floats above the bennets.

    The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
  • Mrs. Howard soon heard from other quarters that the Bennets were going, but they were not to be off till the Lady Day next.

    The Fairchild Family | Mary Martha Sherwood
  • Butterflies flutter over the mowing grass, hardly clearing the bennets.

    Nature Near London | Richard Jefferies
  • The tall bennets with their purplish anthers, the sorrel, and the great white 'moon-daisies' fell before them.

    Round About a Great Estate | Richard Jefferies
  • The 'turvin' is the hay made on the leaze, not the meadows, out of the rough grass and bennets left by the cows.

    Round About a Great Estate | Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for bennet


/ (ˈbɛnɪt) /

  1. short for herb bennet

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