Verjuice, an acid liquor prepared from grapes or apples, that are unfit to be converted into wine or cyder. It is also made from crabs; which, after being laid in a heap to sweat, are next stamped or ground in a mill: the pulp is put into bags, and submitted to the action of a press, in order to obtain all the juice; which is then poured into barrels, where it undergoes a fermentation for 10 or 12 days ; after which it is fit for the purpose.
Verjuice is principally used in sauces, ragouts, etc. though it sometimes forms an ingredient in medicinal compositions, especially in farriery ; and is also employed by wax-chandlers, for purifying that substance. - When intended for sale, it is subject to the same duties as Cyder and Perry.