verjuice(redirected from Ver jus)
1. The acidic juice of unripe grapes or other sour fruit, such as crabapples.
2. Sourness, as of disposition.
[Middle English verjus, from Old French vertjus : verd, unripe; see verdant + jus, juice; see juice.]
a. the acid juice of unripe grapes, apples, or crab apples, formerly much used in making sauces, etc
b. (as modifier): verjuice sauce.
a. sourness or sharpness of temper, looks, etc
b. (as modifier): a verjuice old wife.
(tr) rare 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)]
1. an acid liquor made from crab apples, unripe grapes, etc.
2. sourness, as of temper or expression.
[1275–1325; Middle English verjuis < Middle French vertjus=vert green (< Latin viridis) + jus juice]
Past participle: verjuiced