Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To undergo bletting, a fermentation process in certain fruit beyond ripening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A form of decay in fruit which is overripe.
  • intransitive v. To decay internally when overripe; -- said of fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To become “sleepy” or internally decayed, as a pear which ripens after being picked.
  • n. A soft spot in a fruit; an early stage of decay.

Etymologies

French blettir. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The blet would slow down but may stil be supersonic thus making a sound.

    The Gun Nut Takes Aim At Shooter

  • The people of Virar-Mira Road blet believe that conducting surveys and useless studies like "Most Influencial Person"; "Most Sexiest Person" is useless and stupidity.

    30 lakh people boycott trains on 10th December.

  • We finally get out when the elevator makes it to the ground floor, and everyone's out of the building, and after the fire department responds and checks the place, we are told that a blet or something broke in the elevator we were on, and that is what called emergency services.

    4th Holiday

  • No, not baby Stens, it is my Open-arse Orchard - it will be worth waiting for them to mature and blet.

    An Englishman's Castle

  • Fmnc apud Dou - blet.p. 655. yenientet in iUaflrada

    Glossarium manuale ad scriptores mediae et infimae Latinitatis

  • Now, before the fanboys and haters get all riled up, keep in mind, the guy who draws the strip, T. Lewis, does so on his T.blet PC (last we heard,

    Sumocat's Scribbles

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Most varieties of quince are too hard, astringent and sour to eat raw unless bletted (softened by frost and subsequent decay)."
    - Wikipedia quince page

    March 25, 2013

  • Oh, I meant just editing the comment, copying it, then deleting the comment there, and pasting it here. See? I'm too lazy. (P.S. you delete comments by editing them, resubmitting, and then the delete link appears.)

    December 23, 2008

  • How do you move anything?!?

    December 23, 2008

  • See also info on bletted, which I added before I realized this was also already entered on Wordie. And now, I'm too lazy to move it. So suffah.

    December 23, 2008