Examples of ripen in a Sentence
The tomatoes finished ripening on the windowsill.
You can ripen the fruit by placing it in a paper bag and storing it at room temperature for a few days.
Recent Examples of ripen from the Web
Maria’s journey Every year, the same familiar tableau shows itself in Wine Country in late summer — the beginning of harvest season, as grapes ripen and plump on rows of lush green vines.
His mandarins started to ripen early, but are still coming in with good flavor.
Many such recommendations never ripen into criminal charges -- including two police calls to indict Netanyahu earlier in his career.
Waiting for seeds to sprout, and food to ripen are vivid lessons in waiting, watching and dreaming.
His larger citrus such as grapefruit and pomelo have ripened nicely, too, thanks to last summer’s heat.
Tex King, Sam Houston and La Feliciana are Freestones that ripen in June.
Agave plants can take decades to ripen, are a pain to harvest and ferment, and require serious skill—and a bit of good luck—to distill into something delicious.
Females have an organ that deposits eggs in the flesh of ripening fruit, instead of rotten produce.
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RIPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ripen for English Language Learners
: to become ripe and ready to eat
: to make (something) ripe
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