Definition of pennet in English:

pennet

(also pennett)

noun

historical
  • 1A piece or stick of barley-sugar or a similar confection; = penide. Usually in plural.

  • 2Formerly (especially in northern England): a 19th cent. trade term for a toffee-like sweet flavoured with lemon, peppermint, etc.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Apparently variant of penide (although attested slightly earlier) or of its etymon Middle French pénide, with alteration of the ending; compare Middle French penites, Italian peneto, penneto, pennito.

Pronunciation

pennet

/ˈpɛnɪt/