chartreuse chartreuse  /ʃɑr ˈtruz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
  2. (n) a shade of green tinged with yellow
  3. (adj) of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur

Usage(s):

  1. White and pink were fine; chartreuse flopped because it reminded women of baby's soiled diapers.
  2. Often referred to as the Green Fairy, absinthe gets its chartreuse hue from wormwood, an herb that contains the chemical thujone, which is reputed to cause hallucinations.
  3. She is there as Tom Terrific, his solid frame wrapped in a white racing suit with black and red stripes, steps into the chartreuse-and-yellow Lumina.

News

  1. Shay Mitchell's Pretty Little Outfit Idea

    Shay Mitchell (Getty) Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell has quite a few style tricks up her sleeve. Her latest was in the form of a new color combo we're dying to try. For last night's Paley Center event, Shay wore Naven's adorable periwinkle short suit with a hot chartreuse tank underneath. Now, we love the neon trend (still) and we love the pastel trend (still), but we never thought to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  2. Unique types of plants may crop up anywhere

    Probably the most well-known of Michigan-based plant discoveries was the 'Gold Standard' Hosta, by the late Pauline Banyai of Royal Oak. Legend has it Pauline found this green and chartreuse variegated beauty in a tray of starts from Bordine's Nursery.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "Chartreuse is a flash of sun, of energy," Armani said after the show.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Giorgio Armani Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Chocolate brown, burnt orange and mustard yellow. Classic '70s," Zito said. "But Adrienne said they needed to incorporate the A's color into it, so I threw in a chartreuse and olive green instead of the burnt orange. And she inverted the Z...
    on Jun 16, 2005 By: Barry Zito Source: MLB.com

  3. "It has been fascinating to search through my archives to isolate the most iconic pieces, then rework them for H&M. I have focused on the peacock motif to develop a palette of blues, chartreuse and emerald, with flashes of pink," says Williamson.
    on Apr 21, 2009 By: Matthew Williamson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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