What is another word for overripe?

123 synonyms found


[ ˌə͡ʊvəɹˈa͡ɪp], [ ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈa‍ɪp], [ ˌəʊ_v_ə_ɹ_ˈaɪ_p]

When it comes to describing fruit that has reached the end of its shelf life, there are numerous synonyms for 'overripe'. For instance, 'overdone' or 'overly ripe' can be used to acknowledge that the fruit is no longer fresh. Other appropriate alternatives include 'over-mature', 'over-ripe', 'past its prime', and 'too ripe'. Some people also use 'soft', 'soggy', or 'squishy' to describe overripe fruit. In general, any term that conveys the impression of being past the optimal point for consumption can be used to describe fruit that is overripe. Ultimately, it is essential to identify such fruit to avoid the risk of health issues and food waste.

How to use "Overripe" in context?

Regardless of how you choose to define it, overripe means not at its prime. What does that mean for vegetables, fruits and other produce?

For vegetables, overripe means the point at which a vegetable has become either too soft or has started to rot. For fruits and other produce, overripe means the point at which a fruit or berry has developed too much sweetness or juice, a flower has reached its peak width or size, or the skin has become too tough or scaly.

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