[ US /ˈɹaɪpənd/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈa‍ɪpənd/ ]
  1. of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
    mature well-aged cheeses
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How To Use ripened In A Sentence

  • As seeds ripened during the course of the experiment, the inflorescences were harvested by clipping the main stalk of each flowering culm just below the lowermost panicle branch.
  • We also ordered a cheese platter with three kinds of cheeses (two unripened and one aged).
  • As the vines have yielded their fruit by midsummer and ripened their wood early so as to be ready for starting into growth again in December or January, the grapery is kept cool and ventilated in the fall and early winter, but this need not interfere with the mushroom crop. Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure
  • Cottage Cheese, also a fresh unripened cheese, generally has additional milk or cream mixed with the curd.
  • What with ripened berries, snails, slugs and insects, there was a veritable feast on offer.
  • One particular plant of the zellernut type grown in one of my city lots during the last season was very well filled with pistillate blossoms and not one catkin on it, and still it ripened a fairly good crop of perfect nuts, where the nearest plants filled with staminate blossoms was at least 30 feet from it. Northern Nut Growers Association, Report Of The Proceedings At The Tenth Annual Meeting. Battle Creek, Michigan, December 9 and 10, 1919
  • The summer sunshine ripened the melons.
  • A third indigenous dairy product is biruni, also called leben-gedim, which is a fermented unchurned milk ripened for up to 10 years! 1 Upgrading Traditional Biotechnological Processes
  • The curd for cheeses to be subsequently ripened is formed with starter and a milk-clotting ingredient.
  • Jacaranda trees sprouting white, unripened buds shaded the water. The Madonnas of Echo Park
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