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bletting

[blet-ing]
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noun
  1. the ripening of fruit, especially of fruit stored until the desired degree of softness is attained.
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Origin of bletting

< French blet (feminine blette) overripe (variant of Old French blece, adj. derivative of blecier to bruise < Old Low Franconian *blettian) + -ing1
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