surface-ripened

adjective

sur·​face-rip·​ened ˈsər-fəs-ˌrī-pənd How to pronounce surface-ripened (audio)
-ˌrī-pᵊmd
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surface-ripened. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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