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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rip·en v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ripened p. pr. & vb. n. Ripening.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final
            condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature
            well-aged cheeses" [syn: aged]