Definition of verjuice in English:

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verjuice

Pronunciation: /ˈvəːdʒuːs/

noun

[mass noun]
A sour juice obtained from crab apples, unripe grapes, or other fruit, used in cooking and formerly in medicine.
Example sentences
  • This might be as simple as plain butter and verjuice (acid fruit juice, used as vinegar), or a thicker mixture of wine, egg yolks, butter, sugar, and flavourings.
  • If using lemon juice, pomegranate molasses or verjuice instead of vinegar, use a slightly higher ratio of acidic component.
  • Another use for caudles was as a filling for hot pies, usually with a mixture of wine or verjuice, egg yolks and butter.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French vertjus, from vert 'green' + jus 'juice'.

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