sur·​face-rip·​ened ˈsər-fəs-ˌrī-pənd How to pronounce surface-ripened (audio)
of cheese
: ripened by the action of microorganisms (such as molds) on the surface

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surface-ripened was in 1945

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“Surface-ripened.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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