Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Chartreuse type of strong alcoholic drink, either green or yellow in color, from French chartreuse 'monastery used by a particular religious group'; because the drink is made by this religious group

chartreuse

noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Drink
char‧treuse [uncountable]
1DFD a green or yellow alcoholic drink
2CC a bright yellow-green colour

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary