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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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But making sure you open an avocado at its ripest is something of an artform that we don't always get right.
Barely has the musical begun before we are plunged into the kind of richly serf-defining soliloquy--"The Call"--that Guettel's grandfather, Richard Rodgers, saved for the first act finale, "Soliloquy," of "Carousel": Here as there--and in the ripest tradition of the American musical--is a warped visionary drunk on dreams of glory whose wished-for heaven on this occasion is an ultimately lethal black hole.
And I can see I've hit a raw nerve when her daughter wonders where all her ripest strawberries have gone.
Tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, aubergines and artichokes; melons, strawberries, greengages, apricots, quince to name but a few, are of a sun-ripened quality that gives them just the ripest of flavour.
The soliloquies that bookend "Aunt Dan and Lemon" remain the ripest theatrical moments of Shawn's play, which in fact bowed in London (at the Royal Court) in 1985 before traveling Oft Broadway to the Public Theater.
Dietician Jacqui Lowden said, tinned tomatoes are tinned at their ripest, while fresh ones sometimes get bruised or left for days at a time and lose some of their nutritional properties.
So accomplished and cunning is Coward's structure that audiences this time around could wen think they are seeing the actual play, especially as seduced by some exceedingly witty designs from Stephen Brimson Lewis in a welcome return to the auditorium where (with "Les Parents Terribles' in 1994) he made among the ripest use to date of a unique space.
Only the ripest fruits and legumes, picked by Illyrian maidens at dawn on dew-kissed meadows, untainted by preservatives or even the tiniest E-number, are fit for these delicately fluted jars of fine produce.
But the laughs never let up, with the ripest coming in a sequence set in Egypt, in which the brilliantly wry Peter Bartlett plays a high-camp pharaoh with a nubile boy toy (nickname: the Mouth of the Nile).
But while they're at their freshest and ripest, it would seem silly not to just enjoy a few recipes using them at their simple best.