- v. Simple past tense and past participle of blet.
“Even if one becomes homosexual through a gradual development of sexual tastes, the deviance is no more "unnatural" than if one develops a taste for bletted medlars and a dislike for apples.”
“The half-bletted with allspice, however, is smooth and delicious and...”
“Of the two 2007 liqueurs that I decanted today, the bletted medlar one is good but a bit rough.”
“If anyone is living up to my mad poetic manifesto, it's Anna with her posts on quince's bottoms and witchetty grubs, bletted medlars and flatheads.”
“It was made into preserves, but more often it was “bletted” a 19th-century coinage from the French blessé, “bruised”, or picked from the tree and kept in a cool, dry place for several weeks until the enzymes in its own cells digest it from within, and its flesh turns soft and brown.”
“Many people believe that medlars should be picked and then kept for a fortnight until they have gone soft or bletted.”
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