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Thursday, January 02, 2014

punnet

\PUHN-it\ , noun;
1.
a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit.
Quotes:
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:
Punnet is of unknown origin. It arose in the early 1800s.
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