Definition of chartreuse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃɑːˈtrɜːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɑːrˈtruːz//
    Alcoholic drinks
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a green or yellow liqueur (= a strong sweet alcoholic drink) See related entries: Alcoholic drinks
  2. 2 [uncountable] a pale yellow or pale green colour
  3. Word Originnamed after La Grande Chartreuse, the Carthusian monastery near Grenoble, where the liqueur (sense (1)) was first made; sense (2) is an extended use.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chartreuse