verjuice
noun Etymology: Middle English vergeouse, from Anglo-French vertjous, from vert green + jous, jus juice Date: 14th century 1. the sour juice of crab apples or of unripe fruit (as grapes or apples); also an acid liquor made from verjuice 2. acidity of disposition or manner

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  • Verjuice — (from Middle French vertjus green juice ) is a very acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes. Sometimes lemon or sorrel juice, herbs or spices are added to change the flavour. In the Middle Ages, it was widely used all over Western Europe as… …   Wikipedia

  • Verjuice — Ver juice , n. [OE. vergeous, F. verjus, that is, the juice of green fruits; verd, vert, green + jus juice. See {Verdant}, and {Juice}.] 1. The sour juice of crab apples, of green or unripe grapes, apples, etc.; also, an acid liquor made from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verjuice — [vʉr′jo͞os΄] n. [ME vergeous < MFr verjus < vert, green (see VERT1) + jus,JUICE] 1. the sour, acid juice of green or unripe fruit, as of crab apples, grapes, etc. 2. sourness of temper, looks, etc …   English World dictionary

  • verjuice — /verr joohs /, n. 1. an acid liquor made from the sour juice of crab apples, unripe grapes, etc., formerly much used for culinary and other purposes. 2. sourness, as of temper or expression. adj. Also, verjuiced. 3. of or pertaining to verjuice.… …   Universalium

  • verjuice — ver·juice || vÉœrdÊ’uːs / vɜː n. sour juice from unripe fruit (grapes or apples); sour juice of crab apples; acid liquor made from verjuice (used in the past for cooking instead of vinegar); sourness of temper, sourness of disposition,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verjuice — /ˈvɜdʒus/ (say verjoohs) noun 1. an acid liquor made from the sour juice of unripe grapes, crabapples, etc., used for culinary and other purposes. 2. sourness, as of temper or expression. –adjective Also, verjuiced. 3. of or relating to verjuice …   Australian English dictionary

  • verjuice — noun A very acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes. See Also: verjuiced …   Wiktionary

  • verjuice — [ və:dʒu:s] noun a sour juice obtained especially from crab apples or unripe grapes. Origin ME: from OFr. vertjus, from vert green + jus juice …   English new terms dictionary

  • verjuice — ver·juice …   English syllables

  • verjuice — UK [ˈvɜː(r)dʒuːs] / US [ˈvɜrdʒus] noun [uncountable] a sour juice made from grapes that are not yet ready to eat …   English dictionary

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