Definition of unripened in US English:



  • 1(especially of fruit) not having ripened.

    ‘the juice of unripened grapes’
    ‘pale, unripened tomatoes’
    • ‘If you cut into an unripened melon, you end up not using the hard part.’
    • ‘If you have purchased unripened fruits, put them into a plastic bag that is perforated.’
    • ‘Caused by a leaf-blighting fungus, the disease leaves coffee plants spindly and barren, their precious fruits unripened.’
    • ‘Soften and sweeten unripened fruit with granulated sugar, to taste.’
    • ‘He loves to careen all over the store and fill his cart with things we don't need, like unripened avocados and horrible new kinds of crackers.’
    • ‘Living in the Pacific Northwest, we usually have a few tomatoes left unripened at the end of the summer.’
    • ‘Poppy seeds have no drug properties - the narcotic element is only present in the sap of the unripened fruit capsule before the seeds develop.’
    • ‘White tea is harvested only a few days of the year from the unripened buds of the tea plant.’
    • ‘So we set up a platform in a tree next to a fig tree that was bulging with unripened fruit.’
    • ‘You drink the juice of an unripened coconut, direct from the fruit through a hole bored in the husk.’
    1. 1.1 (of cheese) not left to age or mature.
      ‘fresh unripened goat's cheese’
      • ‘If cheeses should ever be graded on the island nation, aged feta would score higher than its unripened cousin halloumi.’
      • ‘He came to Alberta two years ago and learned to perfect the versatile unripened cheese for the Canadian market.’
      • ‘In France and Germany, sales of probiotic yogurt and flavored quark (unripened spreadable cheese) experienced growth amid otherwise flat markets.’
      • ‘Fast-growing new categories include ripened and unripened cheeses, washed-rind cheese, and smoked cheeses, among others.’
      • ‘The only maker of Latin cheeses in Alberta is in the running for its fresh unripened product in a new category: Fresh Cheese with Grilling Properties.’
      • ‘This variety of unripened cheese is made from cows milk and comes in two versions, plain and smoked.’
      • ‘Cottage Cheese, also a fresh unripened cheese, generally has additional milk or cream mixed with the curd.’
      • ‘Although crème fraiche and mascarpone are both classified as soft, unripened cheeses, they are made by a process similar to yoghurt.’
      • ‘We also ordered a cheese platter with three kinds of cheeses (two unripened and one aged).’
      • ‘In fresh, unripened cheese, the curd, separated from the whey, can be used immediately.’