char·​treuse | \ shär-ˈtrüz How to pronounce chartreuse (audio) , -ˈtrüs How to pronounce chartreuse (audio) \

Definition of chartreuse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a variable color averaging a brilliant yellow green



Definition of Chartreuse (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a usually green or yellow liqueur

Examples of chartreuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun From shore, use Berkley Mice Tails or Power Bait (orange, chartreuse, garlic), dunked in Trout Bait Dip as the preferred entreaties; some use two hooks and add a nightcrawler on the bottom hook. Tom Stienstra,, "Sunday getaway to San Pablo Reservoir," 9 Feb. 2020 This brilliant, gold/chartreuse foliaged perennial makes an outstanding specimen in the garden. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Yew Dell Botanical Gardens says these six new plants are some of the best in Kentucky," 13 Mar. 2020 Bring a boring white cottage to life with a swipe of this chartreuse shade (Sassy Green (SW 6416) by Sherwin-Williams). Grace Haynes, Southern Living, "8 Fresh Front Door Colors to Brighten Up Your Home," 25 Apr. 2020 The Mop is often tied in chartreuse or hot orange, though more subdued colors can be found. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, "9 Simple Flies for Catching Early-Season Trout," 30 Mar. 2020 The Morris’s head chef, Gavin Schmidt, cures salmon in chartreuse to create a sort of alpine gravlax. New York Times, "Jell-O as Art, Apocalypse-Ready Clothing and More," 30 Aug. 2019 Load a flybox with black, orange, and chartreuse foamies to dial down on what works best for the available light and water clarity. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020 Lures combining pink and chartreuse have been good. cleveland, "Small waters ripe for anglers: Fishing Report for March 6," 6 Mar. 2020 An empire-line silk chartreuse midi dress, complete with waist-defining belt and high neckline, will no doubt make its way across the high street just in time for wedding guest season. Georgia Murray,, "7 Looks To Steal From London Fashion Week," 21 Feb. 2020

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2020

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“Chartreuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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