- a state of softness or decay in certain fruits, such as the medlar, brought about by overripening
C19: from French blettir to become overripe
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Examples from the Web for blet
Rights over the commons (124 arpents in Blet and 164 arpents in Brosses).
Drib′bler; Drib′let, Drib′blet, a small drop: a small quantity.
Rights of the high, low and middle courts of justice over the entire territory of Blet and other villages, Brosses and Jalay.
No slaughter-house at Blet, and yet "during the harvesting of each year about twelve head of cattle are slaughtered."
Right of toll on all merchandise and provisions passing through the town of Blet, except grain, flour and vegetables.