maturescent

adj.

1727, "grown ripe," from Latin maturescentem (nominative maturescens), present participle of maturescere "be ripe, ripen," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)) + inchoative suffix -escere.


Nearby words

  1. mature bacteriophage,
  2. mature cataract,
  3. mature student,
  4. mature-onset diabetes,
  5. maturely,
  6. maturity,
  7. maturity-onset diabetes,
  8. maturín,
  9. matutinal,
  10. matv

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