Adjective "Unripe" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not ripe.
  1. 'Juice from the ripe fruit is used to make beer, unripe fruit is dried and made into animal feed, and the peels are used to make an antiseptic poultice for wounds.'
  2. 'Chile peppers have high concentrations of the extremely pungent chemicals, capsaicinoids, in both ripe and unripe fruits.'
  3. 'Families in the nearby village were eating ‘green’ or unripe maize.'
  4. 'The red, ripe fruit originated from pollination with pollen of H. undatus clones, while the green, unripe fruit was from pollination with S. grandiflorus pollen.'
  5. 'The label moves from red, which means the fruit is unripe, to an orangey-red (half-ripe) to yellow (fully ripe).'
  6. 'As the fruit ripens, on or off the tree, its skin becomes less rough and hard, and reveals a yellow colour when scratched, instead of the green which unripe fruit would show.'
  7. 'For the best results pick the fruits when they are unripe and leave them to mature on a warm window sill.'
  8. 'Half cooked rice and meat, unripe fruit, stale food, untreated and contaminated water are the sources of indigestion.'
  9. 'Placing unripe tomatoes in with ripe tomatoes, apples or bananas also speeds ripening because ripe fruit gives off a greater amount of ethylene gas than unripe fruit.'
  10. 'Their diet consists of nectar, pollen, flowers, fruits and unripe grains.'


1. not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.

2. too early; premature.

More examples(as adjective)

"fruits can be unripe."

"beans can be unripe."

"people can be unripe."

"grains can be unripe."

"vegetables can be unripe."

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