rareripe

[rair-rahyp]Botany
noun
  1. a fruit or vegetable that ripens early.

Origin of rareripe

1715–25, Americanism; rare, early variant (obsolete except British dial.) of rathe + ripe
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rareripe

adjective
  1. ripening early
noun
  1. a fruit or vegetable that ripens early

Word Origin for rareripe

C18 rare, variant of rathe + ripe
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