[ adjective ] fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
"ripe peaches" "full-bodies mature wines"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
It is roughly shaped like a large pear , and when properly ripened , its dark green skin covers a meaty , melon like pulp that has about the consistency of a ripe Bartlett_pear , but oily .
The avocado should have a `` give '' to it , as you hold it , when it is ripe .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Resolved that the anti slavery sentiment is becoming ripe for resolute action .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
Her voice was ripe and full and her teeth flashed again in Sicilian brilliance before the warm curved lips met and her mouth settled in repose .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Yet if he were not there , they would have missed him , as they would have missed the sounds of bees buzzing against the screen_door in early June ; or the smell of thick tomato_paste - the ripe smell that was both sweet and sour - rising_up from aluminum trays wrapped in fly dotted cheesecloth .
[ adjective ] fully prepared or eager
"the colonists were ripe for revolution"
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
Attending the life_class was my idea - or rather , Askington 's idea , but I was ripe for it , and the other two would n't have gone if I had n't talked them into it .
[ adjective ] at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge
"a ripe mind"