Definition of Overripe

1. Adjective. Too ripe and beginning to turn soft.

Similar to: Mature, Ripe



Definition of Overripe

1. a. Matured to excess.

Definition of Overripe

1. Adjective. Excessively ripe; spoiled; gone bad. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overripe

1. too ripe [adj] - See also: ripe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overripe

overrestoring
overrich
overridability
overridable
overridden
override
overrideable
overrides
overriding
overrife
overrigged
overrighteous
overrigid
overrigorous
overripe (current term)
overripe cataract
overripen
overripened
overripeness
overripening
overripens
overroast
overroasted
overroasting
overroasts
overrode
overromanticize
overromanticized
overromanticizes

Literary usage of Overripe

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1. The Microbiology and Microanalysis of Foods by Albert Schneider (1920)
"overripe Fruits The effects (on digestion and assimilation) due to eating overripe fruits are not clearly understood. There is a general opinion that such ..."

2. The Apples of New York by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905)
"... tinged with red. firm, a little coarse, moderately crisp, tender, rather juicy, becoming dry when overripe, pleasant mild subacid, aromatic, good. ..."

3. Annual Report: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State by Oregon State Horticultural Society (1916)
"It is a fact, however, that more than 90% of all market rejections or claims arise from the fact of the fruit being overripe. Added to poor grade and pack, ..."

4. Italian Pocket Dictionary: Preceded by an Italian Grammar by Giuspanio Graglia (1851)
"... mediocrity; media- Mezzo, a. overripe Mezzo, m. the middle, half; nel mezzo rM cammino, half-way; ..."

5. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1911)
"Loss OF CHEESE FROM overripe AND GASSY MILK. Loss per 1000 pounds of overripe milk, .83 pounds of cheese. Loss per 1000 pounds of gassy milk, 1.03 pounds of ..."

6. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1906)
"One of these boxes should be used exclusively for the overripe fruit. Down in our country it has been the custom for several years, until the last two or ..."

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