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surface–ripened

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

Definition of SURFACE-RIPENED

of cheese
:  ripened by the action of microorganisms (as molds) on the surface
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First Known Use of SURFACE-RIPENED

1945

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