1) The acid juice of sour fruit, particularly grapes and crab-apples, formed into a liquor and used also in cooking and as a medicine.
1452 ij barelles pro vergust xijd, Cawood
1485 v vasa cum verjusse vjs viijd, Ripon
1528 6 gallons of varges 4s 8d, Chevet
1562 One letill barrell for verges ijd, Richmond
1596 towe barrelles of vergies, Knaresborough
1731 crabjuce, verjise, Spofforth. Note: 1585 in the vergeshouse - one kymleyn.