unripe

[uhn-rahyp]
adjective
1.
not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
2.
too early; premature.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English unrype, Old English unrīpe. See un-1, ripe

unripely, adverb
unripeness, noun
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unripe or unripened (ʌnˈraɪp)
 
adj
1.  not fully matured
2.  not fully prepared or developed; not ready
3.  obsolete premature or untimely
 
unripened or unripened
 
adj
 
un'ripeness or unripened
 
n

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unripe
O.E. unripe "premature" (in ref. to death), from un- (1) "not" + ripe. Meaning "immature, not fully developed (of fruit, etc.) is recorded from mid-13c. Cf. M.Du. onrijp, O.H.G. unrifi, Ger. unreif.
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Example sentences
It doesn't allow you to choose ripe, harvestable truffles, so you'll rake up immature and unripe ones.
The fruit is unripe when the jelly is white and is spoiled when the jelly is brown.
The district court held that the plaintiff's takings claims were unripe and dismissed the action.
Toxins in unripe fruit or the seeds and rind of ripe fruit can cause a fatal drop in blood sugar.
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