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 The Comeback Kid made with aquavit, green chartreuse, local sugar snap pea, lime leaf, and tonic water is a perfect example. William Li, Town & Country, 8 July 2022 This hardy vine is grown for its beautiful leaves in shades of burgundy or chartreuse. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, 24 June 2022 At Saint Stephen in Nashville, the Mystery Machine is Saint Stephen's riff on a Last Word, made with Mezcal, yellow chartreuse, Dolin Blanc, lemon & dill. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 7 June 2022 Incorporate these blooms in a variety of palettes: Contrast them with chartreuse green flowers, or add a pop of color to a white garden. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 27 June 2022 There are 18 colors that range from staples like black and brown to standouts like a very buildable chartreuse green and matte mauve. Alaina Demopoulos, Allure, 9 June 2022 For part shade, seek out plant varieties with white, silver, variegated, yellow, or chartreuse foliage, such as coleus, coral bells, golden creeping Jenny, and Hakone grass, to brighten the space. Jessica Damiano,, 15 May 2022 There was Emily Ratajkowski, now in a chartreuse mini dress. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 3 May 2022 Still, Harris’s shocking chartreuse gave the week its boldest moment of minimalist style. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chartreuse


1884, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2022

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“Chartreuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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