AskDefine | Define chartreuse

Dictionary Definition

chartreuse adj : having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur


1 aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
2 a shade of green tinged with yellow [syn: yellow green, yellowish green, Paris green, pea green]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a yellow or green liqueur made by Carthusian monks
  2. a greenish yellow colour
    chartreuse colour:   


  1. of a bright yellowish-green colour.

See also



  • /ʃaʁ.tʁøz/
  • /SaR.tR2z/


  1. feminine of chartreux

Extensive Definition

Chartreuse may refer to:
chartreuse in German: Chartreuse
chartreuse in Spanish: Chartreuse
chartreuse in French: Chartreuse
chartreuse in Luxembourgish: Chartreuse
chartreuse in Dutch: Chartreuse
chartreuse in Portuguese: Chartreuse
chartreuse in Russian: Шартрёз
chartreuse in Slovak: Chartreuse

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aestival, beryl-green, berylline, blue-green, bluish-green, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous, emerald, foliaged, glaucescent, glaucous, glaucous-green, grassy, green, green as grass, green-blue, greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-yellow, greensick, holly, ivy, ivy-green, leafy, leaved, olivaceous, olive, olive-green, porraceous, smaragdine, springlike, summerlike, summery, verdant, verdurous, vernal, vernant, vert, virescent, yellowish-green
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