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ripe

(of fruit, grain, etc.) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed

ripe

[rīp]
(botany)
Of fruit, fully developed, having mature seed and so usable as food.
(forestry)
Of timber or a forest, ready to be cut.
(geology)
Referring to peat, in an advanced state of decay.
(hydrology)
Descriptive of snow that is in a condition to discharge meltwater; ripe snow usually has a coarse crystalline structure, a snow density near 0.5, and a temperature near 32°F (0°C).

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When she was dying she bade me take the fruit, which you have no right to possess, from the trees every year as soon as it was ripe.
As soon as the head-gardener saw the Prince going towards the palace he ran to the trees, and when he saw them laden with ripe fruit he hastened to tell the King the joyful news.
You will notice they are all attached to the plants by the soles of their feet, and when they are quite ripe they are easily separated from the stems and at once attain the powers of motion and speech.
When she becomes fully ripe I must abandon the sovereignty of the Mangaboos to her.
She bent in her saddle, plucked a stalk of the ripe grain, and nibbled it between her teeth.
I hope your lunch-box was perfectly ripe," observed the yellow hen, in a anxious tone.
Oh, I'm sure it was ripe," declared Dorothy, "all, that is, 'cept the pickle, and a pickle just HAS to be green, Billina.
Hence I was led to dry stems and branches of 94 plants with ripe fruit, and to place them on sea water.
His real name was Mastro Antonio, but everyone called him Mastro Cherry, for the tip of his nose was so round and red and shiny that it looked like a ripe cherry.
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A favoured activity for families and individuals, the Ripe Market focused on providing individuals with all they need to lead a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, and function as a community hub where people can interact in a fun, informal environment.
Capital One financial chief information officer, Rob Alexander, has said that the banking industry is ripe for disruption.