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

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Fan footage from the event proves a good time was had by all, including Ms. RiRi, who looked incredible in a chartreuse minidress with a bold pink lip. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Of Course Rihanna Performed Her Own Song at Karaoke Last Night," 3 Apr. 2019 Valentino Haute Couture also provided Tessa Thompson with a definitive go-big-or-go-home dress in ravishing chartreuse. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 But there was also bright-red amaranth, glowing chartreuse, passion purple, and a host of other showstopping tones. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Marc Jacobs Showed Strong Hair and Beauty for Fall," 14 Feb. 2018 Take Slime Scene—an outré chartreuse that's bound to trigger some knee-jerk reactions. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This Instagram Star and Nail Artist Just Turned “Slime Green” Polish into a Spring Trend," 12 Mar. 2018 This was Siriano's dream Hawaii vacation, in everything from elegant tropical prints in dresses and flared trousers with matching chunky heels to animal prints to a showstopper of an organza evening gown in chartreuse. Leanne Italie, Fox News, "Christian Siriano puts some politics on his Hawaii runway," 10 Sep. 2018 At the time the Blue Note label was chartreuse and blue, and the couple painted their first apartment those same colors. Tim Weiner, New York Times, "Lorraine Gordon, Keeper of the Village Vanguard Flame, Dies at 95," 9 June 2018 Cochon Volant Brasserie: Raise a toast at the Loop restaurant Saturday with $10 glasses of select French sparkling wines and $5 chartreuse shots. Samantha Nelson,, "Celebrate Bastille Day with dinners, specials and lots of free-flowing rosé," 9 July 2018 One is the Herbaceous Longshoreman ($14), with spirits that include navy-strength gin and green chartreuse, plus citrus and egg whites with hibiscus-blueberry tea garnish. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopening after break, Meraki marks new menu with a half-price night," 12 July 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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