American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong to brilliant greenish yellow to moderate or strong yellow green.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A monastery of Carthusian monks, especially in France. The Grande Chartreuse, near Grenoble in Dauphiné, is the most famous and the earliest of the order.
- n. A highly esteemed tonic cordial, obtained by the distillation of various aromatic plants, especially nettles, growing on the Alps. it derives its name from the celebrated monastery of the Grande Chartreuse, in France, where it is made.
- n. In cookery, a preparation usually of game, fillets, etc., incased in a mold of rice; also, fruits inclosed in blanc-mange or puddings. These preparations were invented, it is said, by the monks of the monastery of Grande Chartreuse to disguise meat.
- n. A yellow or green liqueur made by Carthusian monks.
- n. A greenish yellow colour.
- adj. of a bright yellowish-green colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Carthusian monastery; esp.
La Grande Chartreuse, mother house of the order, in the mountains near Grenoble, France.
- n. An alcoholic cordial, distilled from aromatic herbs; -- made at
La Grande Chartreuse.
- adj. of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur
- n. aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
- n. a shade of green tinged with yellow
- After Chartreuse. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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