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verjuice

[vur-joos] /ˈvɜrˌdʒus/
noun
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.
adjective, Also, verjuiced
3.
of or pertaining to verjuice.
4.
sour in temper, expression, etc.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English verjuis < Middle French vertjus, equivalent to vert green (< Latin viridis) + jus juice
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Examples for verjuice
  • verjuice with patience becomes wine, and the mulberry leaf becomes satin.
British Dictionary definitions for verjuice

verjuice

/ˈvɜːˌdʒuːs/
noun
1.
  1. the acid juice of unripe grapes, apples, or crab apples, formerly much used in making sauces, etc
  2. (as modifier) verjuice sauce
2.
(rare)
  1. sourness or sharpness of temper, looks, etc
  2. (as modifier) a verjuice old wife
verb
3.
(transitive) (rare) to make sour; embitter
Word Origin
C14: from Old French vert jus green (unripe) juice, from Old French vert green (from Latin viridis) + jus juice (from Latin jūs)
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