from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong to brilliant greenish yellow to moderate or strong yellow green.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cookery, a preparation usually of game, fillets, etc., incased in a mold of rice; also, fruits inclosed in blanc-mange or puddings.
  • noun A monastery of Carthusian monks, especially in France.
  • noun A highly esteemed tonic cordial, obtained by the distillation of various aromatic plants, especially nettles, growing on the Alps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Carthusian monastery; esp. La Grande Chartreuse, mother house of the order, in the mountains near Grenoble, France.
  • noun An alcoholic cordial, distilled from aromatic herbs; -- made at La Grande Chartreuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A yellow or green liqueur made by Carthusian monks.
  • noun A greenish yellow colour.
  • adjective of a bright yellowish-green colour.

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

  • adjective of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur
  • noun aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
  • noun a shade of green tinged with yellow


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

[After Chartreuse.]


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