char·​treuse | \shär-ˈtrüz, -ˈtrüs \

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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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 With its tea-length skirt and old school vibe, the suit was demure, though the shades of acid yellow and chartreuse woven into slate grey kept things exciting. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Of Course Lady Gaga Wore 3 Runway Looks in 24 Hours," 25 May 2018 Best colors of swimming minnows have been: pink & chartreuse, pearl and smoke/glitter. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 There was the black five-inch slow roller shad, a chartreuse five-inch shad, the five-inch slow roller eels, a seven-inch herring prototype. John Peabody, New York Times, "A Growing Brooklyn Fishing Scene, Artisanal Lures Included," 28 June 2018 Look for the shiny, chartreuse orbs at farmers markets, some nurseries, and supermarkets. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Green (that is, unripe) tomatoes can be delicious pickled, preserved or – you guessed it – fried," 14 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chartreuse was in 1884

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