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ripe / rīp/ • adj. (of fruit or grain) developed to the point of readiness for harvesting and eating. ∎  (of a cheese or wine) fully matured: a ripe Brie | fig. ripe wisdom. ∎  (of a smell or flavor) rich, intense, or pungent: rich, ripe flavors emanate from this wine. ∎  (of a female fish or insect) ready to lay eggs or spawn. ∎  (ripe for) arrived at the fitting stage or time for (a particular action or purpose): land ripe for development. ∎  (ripe with) full of: a population ripe with discontent. ∎  (of a person's age) advanced: she lived to a ripe old age. ∎ inf. (of a person's language) beyond the bounds of propriety; coarse. PHRASES: the time is ripe a suitable time has arrived: the time was ripe to talk about peace.DERIVATIVES: ripe·ly adv. ripe·ness n.

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ripe ready for reaping or gathering OE.; in various transf. and fig. uses ‘matured, mature’ from c.1200, OE. rīe = OS. rīpi (Du. rijp), OHG. rīfi (G. reif).
So ripe vb. (arch.) become ripe OE.; make ripe XIV. OE. rīpian = OS. rīpon (Du. rijpen), OHG. rīfēn (G. reifen); superseded gen. by ripen (-EN5) XVI.

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