from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Carthusian monastery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Carthusian monastery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A well known public school and charitable foundation in the building once used as a Carthusian monastery (Chartreuse) in London.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A charitable institution or hospital and celebrated public school in London, founded in 1611 by Sir Thomas Sutton.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Carthusian monastery


Middle English charterhous, by folk etymology from Anglo-Norman chartrouse, from Old French (maison) chartreuse, Carthusian (house), feminine of chartreus, Carthusian, variant of charteus, from Medieval Latin cartusius.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Chartreuse. (Wiktionary)



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