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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Definitions for punnet

  1. a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit.

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Citations for punnet
The Flip is among Chobani's latest innovations: flavored yogurt paired with a punnet of fruit or dry ingredients. Rebecca Mead, "Just Add Sugar," The New Yorker, Nov. 4, 2013
I was selling strawberries for ten pence a punnet, less than half the cost, for jam. And they complain. Doris Lessing, The Diaries of Jane Somers, 1984
Origin of punnet
Punnet is of unknown origin. It arose in the early 1800s.