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rareripe

[rair-rahyp]Botany
adjective
  1. ripening early.
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noun
  1. a fruit or vegetable that ripens early.
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Origin of rareripe

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

  • Late Rareripe was sent to France in 1855 where it has since been grown as a satisfactory commercial sort.

    The Peaches of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • But woe betide Alexander and all rareripe Bostonians who mistake the scaffolding for the edifice.

  • It was mere precocity, and precocity is a rareripe fruit, with a worm at the core.


British Dictionary definitions for rareripe

rareripe

adjective
  1. ripening early
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noun
  1. a fruit or vegetable that ripens early
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Word Origin for rareripe

C18 rare, variant of rathe + ripe
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