from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small basket or receptacle for collecting and selling fruit, particularly strawberries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small but broad shallow basket for displaying fruit or flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small light basket used as a measure for fruits


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Thwarted in its 73-year fantasy of watching a Briton in the men's singles final at Wimbledon, a nation of once-a-year tennis dreamers puts down its punnet of strawberries.

    Wimbledon: Andy Murray, still a hero | Observer editorial

  • Ingredients(Serves two as a starter)500g rump or sirloin steak1 bunch large asparagus10 olives1 punnet cherry tomatoes200g mixed salad leaves, such as rocket or watercress2 spring onions 100ml olive oil10ml red wine vinegar10ml balsamic vinegar½ tsp Dijon mustard½ tsp grated horseradish (or horseradish sauce if you can't get fresh)Rock saltFresh milled black pepperMethodCut off the woody part of the asparagus stalk.

    Beef, asparagus and horseradish salad recipe / Angela Hartnett

  • If you fancy trying them, they're available from 35 stores priced at £3 for a 400g punnet.

    Sainsbury's launches candyfloss-flavoured grapes

  • People will pay £3.00 + for a bottle of hair conditioner but, according to the supermarkets, they won't pay enough to cover the production costs of a punnet of strawberries or a pint of milk.

    Writers as stars?

  • Filling: 2 small red onions, cut into wedges; 1 red capsicum cut in 2cm chunks; 1 zucchini cut in 2cm chunks; 3 tbs olive oil; 1 punnet cherry tomatoes; ¼ cup pine nuts; ½ cup haloumi cut in 2cm chunks; 1 tbs chopped parsley; 1 tbs grated parmesan

    Recipe Request

  • The punnet of blackberries was best treated to a blast in a hot oven with some garden lavender sugar and a split vanilla pod; removed when the fruit started to run and doused with double cream: then roasted an additional five minutes, the cream bubbling up like lava around the fruit, creating a wonderful marble of rich brambly and Jersey yellow.

    The Garden Game

  • A certain hospitalist of ill repute reduces all consults into a punnet square of time and effort, in which any virtually every encounter with a consulting physician can be labeled "shitty."

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Good things to do with a large punnet of blackberries picked in Epping Forest:


  • Yes, it feels very satisfying to stand up clutching a punnet of carrots that you yourself have extracted, but it also feels very painful on your back - and that was just after a few minutes, done for fun, not for a living....

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • I go to buy a punnet of prepared chunks of fruit - wasteful of packaging and contributes to plastic mountain.

    Food Glorious Food


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  • "... and trays of onions, pearls of the earth, and punnets of mushrooms and custard marrows ..."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 12

    January 13, 2007