[ uhn-der-rahyp ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈraɪp /


not completely ripe, as fruit.

Origin of underripe

First recorded in 1700–10; under- + ripe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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
  • 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.

  • Wild grapes are preferable, but underripe Concords, Catawbas, and other varieties may be used.

    The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins