Meaning of “ripe” in the English Dictionary

"ripe" in British English

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ripeadjective

uk /raɪp/ us /raɪp/
ripeness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈraɪp.nəs/ us /ˈraɪp.nəs/

Cooking time will vary according to the ripeness of the pears.

(Definition of “ripe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ripe" in American English

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ripeadjective

us /rɑɪp/

wholly developed, esp. of fruit ready to be collected or eaten:

The tomatoes aren’t ripe.

fig. A ripe old age is a very old age:

My grandmother lived to the ripe old age of 95.
ripen
verb [ I/T ] us /ˈrɑɪ·pən/

[ I ] Mangoes need to ripen at room temperature until the fruit yields to the touch.

(Definition of “ripe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)