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    What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    What do you call a fruit that is not ready to eat? For example, "A banana that is still virgin is green colored and not ready to eat". Is the word "virgin" acceptable? I think it sounds a bit weird and improper.

    Meanwhile, what do you call a fruit that is ready to eat? Example sentence, "That banana is matured and ready to eat" Is the word "mature" acceptable?

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    If it's ready to eat, it's ripe. If it's not ready to eat, it's unripe.

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    Green can also be used in some contexts. I wouldn't use it with bananas because there are green bananas in some countries that are ripe and don't turn yellow.

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If it's ready to eat, it's ripe. If it's not ready to eat, it's unripe.
    What about for apple, oranges and other fruits? Example sentence : "Hey, that grape isnt ripe yet."

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    As Piscean said, if it's ripe it's ready to eat and if it's unripe it's not.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    We can also say "not ripe".

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    ...and 'underripe'.

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    Re: What do you call a fruit that isnt ready to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglish1 View Post
    "Hey, that grape isnt ripe yet."
    "Hey, those grapes aren't ripe yet." Usually grapes in a bunch ripen at about the same time.

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