from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Ripening early.
- noun A fruit or vegetable that ripens early.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season: as, rareripe peaches.
- noun An early fruit, particularly a kind of peach which ripens early.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.
- noun An early ripening fruit, especially a kind of freestone peach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
onion, peach, etc. that ripensearly.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
And we see that Julia carries a crimson face, and smiling look; although she stoops considerably, and her long arms and loping gait, make her appear to many, ungainly; she is ruddy as a rareripe peach, and smiles from her forehead and eyes, and face and mouth.
At thirteen, that peculiar time when the young turn to faith, this perverse rareripe was so filled with doubt that it ran over and he stood in the slop.
But woe betide Alexander and all rareripe Bostonians who mistake the scaffolding for the edifice.
He was a rareripe, and showed strength and decision far beyond his years.
I do not believe, with the dictionaries, that it had ever anything to do with the Icelandic _hrar_ (_raw_), as it plainly has not in _rareripe_, which means earlier ripe, -- President Lincoln said of