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From rare +‎ ripe.

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rareripe (not comparable)

  1. (agriculture) ripening early (said most commonly of peaches and onions)
  2. (by extension, of a person, uncommon) maturing too quickly; taking on the trappings of maturity before one is emotionally developed
    • 1846 October 2, Abraham Lincoln, letter to Joshua F. Speed:
      He is quite smart enough. I sometimes fear that he is one of the little rare-ripe sort that are smarter at about five than ever after.
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rareripe (plural rareripes)

  1. An agricultural plant that ripens early.

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