Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Words I'm Looking Up (One in an occasional, cleverly named series on words I'm looking up)


This word seems to have fallen out of my world for more than a decade. I had almost forgotten it. Then, yesterday, Michelle Obama's outfit revived this word in my mind. From Webster's New World:

Chartreuse (after La Grande Chartreuse, Carthusian monastery in France) trademark for a yellow, pale-green, or white liqueur made by the Carthusian monks
1 [occas. c-] this liqueur
2 [c-] pale, yellowish green
[c-] of the color chartreuse

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