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char·​treuse shär-ˈtrüz How to pronounce chartreuse (audio) -ˈtrüs How to pronounce chartreuse (audio)
: a variable color averaging a brilliant yellow green


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used for a usually green or yellow liqueur

Examples of chartreuse in a Sentence

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And at Claud in the East Village, the chef Joshua Pinsky’s pistachio Bundt is cut on the bias to reveal a pale chartreuse crumb. Ella Quittner, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Painting the walls pale chartreuse will set the stage for Atomic-era furnishings much better than a deeper color from the age of Victoriana. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 Plus some sparkling fringe that flew out with every step on an Ancora red skirt (shown with another simple tank top) and a chartreuse coat. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 The apron, with an adjustable neck strap and waist ties, is made in sturdy orange cotton and polyester with bright pink and chartreuse accents screaming Omsom’s signature chile-bright palette. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 Watch its chartreuse tip, which makes seeing any bite easy, especially at night or on overcast days. Pete M. Anderson, Field & Stream, 28 Sep. 2023 The cushions are upholstered in a Chanel-like tweed with rose, sea foam, and chartreuse threads. Marni Elyse Katz,, 8 Sep. 2023 For one evening look, the star poses in a loose-fitting chartreuse gown with long balloon sleeves, paired with a matching Valentino clutch. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Aug. 2023 Wrap it in a chartreuse feather boa and toast it with something pink and fizzy and served with a paper umbrella. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History




First Known Use


1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chartreuse was in 1884

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“Chartreuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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