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1. Too ripe.
2. Marked by decay or decline.

o′ver·ripe′ly adv.
o′ver·ripe′ness n.


1. (Cookery) (of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
2. overused or overly sentimental and emotional: his love songs are overripe ballads.


(ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp)

1. ripe beyond succulence: overripe fruit.
2. effete; decadent.
o′ver•ripe′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overripe - too ripe and beginning to turn soft
ripe, mature - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"


[ˌəʊvəˈraɪp] ADJdemasiado maduro, pasado


[ˌəʊvəˈraɪp] adjtroppo maturo/a
References in classic literature ?
That evening there was a grand reception in the royal palace, attended by the most important persons of Oz, and Jack Pumpkinhead, who was a little overripe but still active, read an address congratulating Ozma of Oz upon the success of her generous mission to rescue the royal family of a neighboring kingdom.
The reason for their decline is that agriculture has largely been abandoned in Cyprus, and little overripe fruit -- which is what they consume -- to eat.
For the filling: 400g full-fat cream cheese 200g soft light brown sugar 200g sour cream 100g double cream 3 eggs, beaten 1tsp vanilla extract 100g plain flour 2tsp cornflour 3 ripe bananas 2tsp lemon juice For the banana fritter mixture: 4 overripe bananas 120g soft brown sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1/2tsp ground cinnamon 1/2tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1tsp baking powder 1/2tsp salt 250g plain flour 80ml water Vegetable oil, for shallow-frying For the topping: 1 x quantity banana fritter mixture (see above); Vegetable oil for shallow-frying; 300ml double cream, whipped to soft peaks; Handful of sliced strawberries and blueberries.
The best way to fix this problem is to be proactive and preventative - keep exposed areas clean and remove any tempting snacks, such as overripe fruit, dinner leftovers and sweet treats.
after all, did you know how to create a butterfly feeder out an overripe banana?
Looking for what to do with overripe plantains then this is one recipe for you.
But at least you should make some pretense of not being ready to fall into his arms like an overripe peach," Cartland said in Amazon Prime's "The Story of Diana."
Yellow bananas are resistant to transport, do not easily overripe and have a thick wall.
This year, trucks brought more than 160 tons of overripe tomatoes into the streets for 20,000 people to fling at one another.
If it's thick like toothpaste, it's overripe. If it's milky, it's perfect.
We prefer more fragrant, lighter wines, while men like fuller-body, overripe wines.
One of my favourite time and waste savers is Passata, a rich tomato sauce base, suitable for pasta dishes and upcycles overripe tomatoes.