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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of wines, fruit, cheeses.

Usage examples (38)
  • The latter rain ripened the grain, as the former rain in October tended to fructify the seed.
  • Directly the rains ceased, the grain ripened with still greater rapidity, and was gathered in before the end of May.
  • For making butter the cream should be "ripened," i.e. it should contain certain bacteria.
  • Literally "ripened," with a hard rind and crumbly curd and more powerful flavor and aroma. for more
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