Meaning of Chartreuse

Char•treuse

Pronunciation: (shär-trz', -trs' Fr. shar-trœz'), [key]
— n.
  1. an aromatic liqueur, usually yellow or green, made by the Carthusian monks at Grenoble, France, and, at one time, at Tarragona, Spain.
  2. (l.c.) a clear, light green with a yellowish tinge.
—adj.
  1. (l.c.) of the color chartreuse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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