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[uhn-der-rahyp] /ˌʌn dərˈraɪp/
not completely ripe, as fruit.
Origin of underripe
First recorded in 1700-10; under- + ripe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Too great a degree of acidity in canned tomatoes may be due to climatic conditions or overripe or underripe product.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • Wild grapes are preferable, but underripe Concords, Catawbas, and other varieties may be used.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Use no water with cultivated grapes, but with underripe wild grapes, cup of water may be added to each quart of stemmed grapes.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Potatoes, underripe, green potatoes are unfit for food; they contain a poisonous substance which renders them actually harmful.

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