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ripe

adjective uk   us   /raɪp/

ripe adjective (FRUIT/CROPS)

B2 (of fruit or crops) completely developed and ready to be collected or eaten: Those bananas aren't ripe yet - they're still green.
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ripe adjective (CHEESE)

Ripe cheese has developed a strong flavour: This brie smells good and ripe.

ripe adjective (SMELL)

A ripe smell is strong and unpleasant: There was a ripe smell from his socks.

ripe adjective (LANGUAGE)

old-fashioned humorous used to describe language that is rude: a ripe joke
ripeness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈraɪp.nəs/
Translations of “ripe”
in Arabic ناضِج…
in Korean 잘 익은…
in Malaysian masak ranum…
in French mûr…
in Turkish olmuş, olgun, hazır…
in Italian maturo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 果實/莊稼, (果實或莊稼)成熟的…
in Russian спелый…
in Polish dojrzały…
in Vietnamese chín…
in Spanish maduro…
in Portuguese maduro, maturado…
in Thai สุก…
in German reif…
in Catalan madur, madurat…
in Japanese (果物などが)熟れた, 完熟した…
in Indonesian matang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 果实/庄稼, (果实或庄稼)成熟的…
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