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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being full grown and developed or ready to harvest.

Usage examples (36)
  • Flavor development and tannin ripeness went further than I remember tasting.
  • The best ones, almost without fail, tend to be made with fruit grown on Long Island, where achieving ripeness is less of a worry.
  • 2005 was a hot, dry growing season on Long Island's North Fork and the resulting ripeness is on full display here.
  • These Shirazes could be taken for Rhone Syrahs, he says — but for the Australian "ripeness," which is absolutely unmistakable. for more
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