Origin of underripe

First recorded in 1700–10; under- + ripe
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Examples from the Web for underripe

Historical Examples of underripe

  • 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.