Hm. Funny Word It is… “mature

Might not mean what you think it means, it might not.

From the mid-15th century it is.

Meaning “ripe”  it is.

Also meaning “careful“, or “well-considered,” it is.

From the Latin “maturus” meaning “ripe, timely, early” it is.

In the verb form to “bring to maturity” or to “ripen” from the Latin “maturare” it is.

Very interesting word it is.