un·​rip·​ened | \ ˌən-ˈrī-pənd How to pronounce unripened (audio) , -ˈrī-pᵊmd\

Definition of unripened

: not approaching or at full development : not matured : not ripened unripened fruit

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Recent Examples on the Web Cabot took second place in one of the society’s fresh, unripened cheese categories. Kim Severson, New York Times, "Is America Ready to Love Cottage Cheese Again?," 26 June 2018 The former state judge had watched his last campaign, against incumbent Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2014, fail to gain traction before falling victim, like an unripened tomato, to a winter freeze. Richard Rainey, NOLA.com, "Michael Bagneris glad to be warm for the 2017 New Orleans mayor's race," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of unripened

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unripened was in 1561

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