Definition of punnet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpənət/


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'.

Words that rhyme with punnet

whodunnit (US whodunit)

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Syllabification: pun·net

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