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 Indeed, tulips overflow from a chubby vase with twisted handles glazed in glossy chartreuse, while anemones fill a high-necked urn with black-and-white stripes. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 22 Apr. 2021 The anglers reported catching most of their fish on ½ ounce chartreuse and white War Eagle spinnerbaits and 3/8-ounce white swim jigs. Frank Sargeant, al, "Alabama Bass Trail winners at Lake Eufaula score $17,000 win," 31 Mar. 2021 The San Juan Worm is traditionally red and many trout fishermen use pink or red for any worm, but plenty of other colors are available in all of the worm materials, including green, natural earthworm shades and even chartreuse. Bill May,, "Bill May: Worm fishing for trout, and more | OUTDOORS COMMENTARY," 20 Mar. 2021 In a low-slung greenhouse just steps away, the boy's father is back to work, coaxing chartreuse baby lettuce to life. Jennifer Oldham Washington Post, Star Tribune, "In Colorado, a 'chef farmer' reinvents to survive the pandemic and heartbreaking loss," 5 Mar. 2021 His favorite colors are blue body with a white tail, black body with a chartreuse tail or light blue. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, "A feel for light bites," 2 Mar. 2021 The beads are usually plastic or soft rubber, and are in hot orange or chartreuse colors. cleveland, "Walleye anglers hoping bonanza will last: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Jan. 15-17," 14 Jan. 2021 The 30- to 40-foot depths seem to be best for Lake Erie walleye right now, and gold and chartreuse are excellent lure colors. cleveland, "The fat lady isn’t even warming up her vocal chords yet: NE Ohio fishing reports for weekend of Dec. 18-20," 17 Dec. 2020 Three colors – chartreuse, white and silver glitter – are in the color lineup. Colin Moore, Field & Stream, "What’s New in Crappie Gear and Baits for This Season," 19 Nov. 2020

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Chartreuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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