unripe

adjective
un·​ripe | \ ˌən-ˈrīp How to pronounce unripe (audio) \

Definition of unripe

1 : not ripe : immature unripe fruit
2 : not ready : unprepared unripe plans

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Other Words from unripe

unripeness noun

Examples of unripe in a Sentence

Bananas are green when unripe. unripe and unprepared recruits who were sent into battle as cannon fodder
Recent Examples on the Web Pokeweed’s notoriety stems from livestock poisonings or improper preparation: Animals that graze on the mature plant or snout out its toxic rhizome can grow sick and die; unripe fruit and uncooked green parts are also toxic to humans. Marie Viljoen/saveur, Popular Science, "Ten weeds you can eat," 19 Apr. 2020 One of Irondale Cafe’s specialties was unripe tomatoes that were sliced, breaded, and deep-fried. Eric Velasco, al, "Where are Birmingham’s oldest restaurants?," 12 Mar. 2020 And with pumpkins, Savio said, children can carve their names or designs on the unripe fruit and watch it expand as the pumpkins grow. Los Angeles Times, "How to make your kid fall in love with plants," 28 Feb. 2020 Verjus, the tart juice pressed from unripe grapes, is usually used for cooking or mixing into cocktails, not for drinking straight from the bottle. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "This Low-Alcohol Sparkling Wine Heralds a New Kind of Party Drink," 3 Feb. 2020 The resulting mix, which also included ginger syrup, a dash of salt and verjus, a sort-of vinegar made from unripe grapes, was garnished with a pearl onion. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 The resulting mix, which also included ginger syrup, a dash of salt and verjus, a sort-of vinegar made from unripe grapes, was garnished with a pearl onion. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 The resulting mix, which also included ginger syrup, a dash of salt and verjus, a sort-of vinegar made from unripe grapes, was garnished with a pearl onion. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 The resulting mix, which also included ginger syrup, a dash of salt and verjus, a sort-of vinegar made from unripe grapes, was garnished with a pearl onion. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unripe

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unripe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unripe. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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unripe

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English Language Learners Definition of unripe

of food : not fully grown or developed : not yet ready to eat : not ripe

unripe

adjective
un·​ripe | \ ˌən-ˈrīp How to pronounce unripe (audio) \

Kids Definition of unripe

: not ripe or mature

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