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bletting

[blet-ing] /ˈblɛt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the ripening of fruit, especially of fruit stored until the desired degree of softness is attained.
Origin
< French blet (feminine blette) overripe (variant of Old French blece, adj. derivative of blecier to bruise < Old Low Franconian *blettian) + -ing1
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