Definition of ripen in English:
Become or make ripe: [no object]: honeydew melons ripen slowly [with object]: for ease of harvesting, the fruit is ripened to order
More example sentences
- The more rapid development, the better the cheese, some say, while other starter cultures work more slowly and the cheese ripens at a slower pace.
- If you wanted bananas, he would bring up a bunch of about thirty small green ones from the village for threepence, and put in the kitchen they slowly ripened, a few at a time.
- And summer gives way to the harvest and the winds of autumn, and the leaves lie dead on the ground and the fruit ripens and rots.