rareripe

rare·ripe

 (râr′rīp′)
adj.
Ripening early.
n.
A fruit or vegetable that ripens early.

[Dialectal rare, early (variant of rathe) + ripe.]

rareripe

(ˈrɛəˌraɪp)
adj
(Botany) ripening early
n
(Botany) a fruit or vegetable that ripens early
[C18 rare, variant of rathe + ripe]

rare•ripe

(ˈrɛərˌraɪp)
adj.
1. ripening early.
n.
2. a fruit or vegetable that ripens early.
[1715–25, Amer.; rare, dial. variant of rathe + ripe]

rareripe

- Originally simply a fruit or vegetable that ripened early.
See also related terms for vegetable.