Definition of punnet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌnɪt


  • A small light basket or other container for fruit or vegetables: a punnet of strawberries
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    • For instance, It's as easy to purchase loose fruit and veg than it is to purchase boxes or punnets of fruit or veg.
    • Have a sneaky look at the bottom of the container as well, as there are unscrupulous fruit sellers who will happily sell you a punnet of fruit with furry bottoms.
    • The soil has to be either specifically-designed seed-raising mix when growing them in pots or punnets, or a well-worked, light, fertile tilth when growing in garden beds.


early 19th century: perhaps a diminutive of dialect pun 'a pound'.

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