chartreuse

noun
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

Chartreuse

trademark

Definition of Chartreuse (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a usually green or yellow liqueur

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As the chartreuse warmed up and the gravity inside the rotovap lowered due to the vacuum, the alcohol in the rotovap began to evaporate. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "This Mad Science Experiment Is the Key to the Perfect Mint Julep," 3 May 2019 Mayo intentionally coordinated the brilliant chartreuse eye shadow on Lizzo's lids with her thigh-baring, fluorescent dress to create a fantastic, monochromatic look. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Lizzo Paired Drugstore Lashes With Neon Green Makeup at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards," 29 Mar. 2019 In the living room, a mustard-yellow sofa pulls from details in a Selena Beaudry painting; in the family room, a lavender ceiling contrasts with a bright chartreuse ostrich-egg installation. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Beach House Features the Most Surprisingly Awesome Color Combinations," 4 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of chartreuse

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined above

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