1. [syn: aged, ripened]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ripen \Rip"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ripened;p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers,
and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
2. To approach or come to perfection.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or
final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable);
"mature well-aged cheeses" [syn: aged, ripened]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "ripened":
adult, archetypical, blase, classic, consummate, cosmopolitan,
cosmopolite, developed, exemplary, experienced, expert, finished,
full-blown, fully developed, knowing, masterful, masterly, mature,
matured, mellow, model, not born yesterday, old, perfected,
polished, practiced, proficient, quintessential, refined, ripe,
sagacious, seasoned, sophisticated, tried, tried and true, veteran,
world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise