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  • adj. Not ripened; still unripe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ripened; not matured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not fully developed or mature; not ripe


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  • A quick Google search for comparisons between the two fruit will yield a large number of people saying that limes are just unripened lemons.

    The Difference Between Lemons and Limes - Anil Dash

  • Atta presents an onslaught of meticulously handcut shadow casting spray varnish stenciled plastic pieces, elaborate "exploded view" drawings, and a Gooberry Patch in the back room, where visitors can pick an unripened talking pull string Gooberry Plush and take one home to abuse.

    Boing Boing

  • I sincerely doubt he will die of "natural causes" at the unripened age of five.

    Freaky Monkey Bites the Dust

  • After Hild had set off, plainly loath to leave Tera—though she seemed oblivious to his attraction—the remaining five had eaten as much unripened fruit as they could tolerate, then taken places around the fire to pass out.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • Jacaranda trees sprouting white, unripened buds shaded the water.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Pomegranates are found in abundance in the studiolo; at the base of the pilasters (unripened) and in the brocade covering for the bench seat adjacent to the studiolo-within-a-studiolo.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • They eat lots of unripened fruit and it ferments in their stomach - then they sit down drunk in the middle of the road and get hit by cars.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • The head of the tallest of them barely came up to his shoulder, and their pale green skin had the hard glossy sheen of a polished, unripened apple.

    Tran Siberian

  • No matter what comes to the produce stands and markets I am sure that I'll enjoy it, and find something new to sample note: stay away from unripened dates, just as bad as unripened persimmons, like alum disguised as a fruit!

    A Subtle Change of Perspective

  • The actual losses of the crusaders by the sword he imputed to their own aggressions — their misguidance, to accident and to wilfulness — the effects produced on them by the adulterated provisions, to the vehemence of their own appetite for raw fruits and unripened wines.

    Count Robert of Paris


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