ripe adjective (FRUIT/CROPS)
- The pods split open when the beans are ripe.
- The oil is made by crushing and pressing ripe olives.
- Ripe figs spoil easily and cannot be shipped long distances.
- The fruit turns red when it is ripe.
- The fruit is picked before it turns ripe.
ripe adjective (CHEESE)
ripe adjective (SMELL)
ripe adjective (LANGUAGE)
noun [ U ] uk /ˈraɪp.nəs/ us /ˈraɪp.nəs/