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surface–ripened

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adjective sur·face–rip·ened \ˈsər-fəs-ˌrī-pənd, -ˌrī-pəmd\

Definition of surface–ripened

of cheese

  1. :  ripened by the action of microorganisms (as molds) on the surface



1945

First Known Use of surface–ripened

1945


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