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a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
A small basket or receptacle for collecting and selling fruit, particularly strawberries.
a broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers
Origin: [Cf. Ir. buinne a shoot, branch.]
A punnet is a small container for the gathering and sale of fruit and vegetables, typically small berries. The word is largely confined to Commonwealth countries and is of uncertain origin, but is thought to be a diminutive of "pun", a British dialect word for pound, from the days in which such containers were used as a unit of measurement.
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