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punnet

[ puhn-it ]
/ ˈpʌn ɪt /
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noun British, Australian.
a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit.
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Origin of punnet

First recorded in 1815–25; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for punnet

punnet
/ (ˈpʌnɪt) /

noun
mainly British a small basket for fruit, such as strawberries

Word Origin for punnet

C19: perhaps diminutive of dialect pun pound ²
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