Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) a shade of green tinged with yellow
  2. (noun, food) aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
  3. (adj, all) of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur

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Alternate forms of Chartreuse

Derivations: chartreuse

Hypernyms: cordial, green, greenness, liqueur, viridity

Origin of the word Chartreuse

  1. type of liqueur, 1866, from monastery of Carthusian order, which was founded 11c. and named for the massif de la Chartreuse (M.L. Carthusianus) mountain group in the Fr. Alps, where its first monastery was built. The liqueur recipe dates from early 17c.; the original now marketed as Les P?res Chartreux. The color (1884) is so called from resemblance … more

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