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Word of the day: Chartreuse


Chartreuse

[shar-TROOS]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 19th century

1.A pale green or yellow liqueur made from brandy and aromatic herbs.

2.A pale yellow or green color resembling the liqueur chartreuse.

Examples of chartreuse in a sentence

"To celebrate the project’s success, the team leader brought in some chartreuse to share."

"I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day until I noticed folks wearing every shade of green from chartreuse to kelly."

About Chartreuse

Chartreuse originated in French, specifically from La Grande Chartreuse, a monastery that produced the liquor of the same name.

Did you Know?

The specific shade of green now recognized as chartreuse comes from an alcoholic beverage of the same name. Chartreuse — a pale yellow-green liquor made from brandy and a blend of aromatic herbs — is named for La Grande Chartreuse, the French monastery where it was first made. This beverage can be imbibed on its own, but is best appreciated as an addition to a cocktail.

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