verjuice

[vur-joos]
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; Middle English verjuis < Middle French vertjus, equivalent to vert green (< Latin viridis) + jus juice

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verjuice (ˈvɜːˌdʒuːs)
 
n
1.  a.  the acid juice of unripe grapes, apples, or crab apples, formerly much used in making sauces, etc
 b.  (as modifier): verjuice sauce
2.  rare
 a.  sourness or sharpness of temper, looks, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a verjuice old wife
 
vb
3.  rare (tr) to make sour; embitter
 
[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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Verjuice with patience becomes wine, and the mulberry leaf becomes satin.
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