An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.

Origin: FRom Rip.

1. To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc), by means of a ripple.

2. Hence, to scratch or tear.

1. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.

2. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter. Ripple grass.

<botany> A system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum.

(01 Mar 1998)

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