From Middle English burnet, from Old French brunet, brunete (“brunette”). Doublet of brunette.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɜːnɪt/, /ˈbɜːnət/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɚnɪt/, /ˈbɚnət/
burnet (usually uncountable, plural burnets)
- Any of the herbs of genus Sanguisorba (syn. Poterium), including salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor), an herb used in salads and herbal teas.