un·​rip·​ened ˌən-ˈrī-pənd How to pronounce unripened (audio)
: not approaching or at full development : not matured : not ripened
unripened fruit

Examples of unripened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The skinny on capers For the uninitiated, capers are the unripened, pea-sized buds of the prickly caper bush, or Capparis spinosa. Allison Morrow, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 In addition to being tasty (locals fry the plant’s unripened flower heads in olive oil and garlic, and add them to omelets, meat and chickpea dishes), akkoub is rich in calcium and iron. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 July 2022 Cream cheese is made from cow’s milk and is unripened. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 Verjus is the juice of unripened wine grapes and has a bright fresh flavor that lends itself well to nonalcoholic cocktails. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 Just place the unripened avocados in a paper bag with a banana or an apple, fold over the top and leave it on the counter. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Mar. 2021 Try using corn flour to thicken Cream cheese is a soft, unripened (or fresh) cheese made from cow’s milk. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2021 Mineral notes and unripened peach precede a definite acidic finish. Marc Bona, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2020 Very smooth, unripened blackberry and not very tannic. Marc Bona, cleveland, 12 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unripened was in 1561

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“Unripened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unripened. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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