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af|ter|rip|en|ing
af|ter|rip|en|ing «AF tuhr RY puh nihng, AHF-», noun.
the further development of seeds or fruits by enzymatic action after harvesting or picking: »

Other seeds will only begin to germinate after a certain period from harvesting has elapsed, this being generally termed afterripening (Science News).


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