|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|mature (məˈtjʊə, -ˈtʃʊə)|
|1.||relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc; grown-up|
|2.||(of plans, theories, etc) fully considered; perfected|
|3.||due or payable: a mature debenture|
|a. fully developed or differentiated: a mature cell|
|b. fully grown; adult: a mature animal|
|5.||(of fruit, wine, cheese, etc) ripe or fully aged|
|6.||youthful See also old (of a river valley or land surface) in the middle stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by meanders, maximum relief, etc|
|7.||to make or become mature|
|8.||(intr) (of notes, bonds, etc) to become due for payment or repayment|
|[C15: from Latin mātūrus early, developed]|
mature ma·ture (mə-ty&oobreve;r', -t&oobreve;r', -ch&oobreve;r')
Having reached full natural growth or development.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of full mental or physical development.