bletting

noun
blet·​ting | \ ˈbletiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of bletting

: the ripening and softening of certain fruits in storage

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History and Etymology for bletting

from gerund of blet to become overripe, from French blettir, from blet overripe, from Old French

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“Bletting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bletting. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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