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chartreuse

(shärtro͞oz`), liqueurliqueur
, strong alcoholic beverage made of almost neutral spirits, flavored with herb mixtures, fruits, or other materials, and usually sweetened. The name derives from the Latin word to melt.
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 made exclusively by Carthusians at their monastery, La Grande Chartreuse, France, until their expulsion in 1903. The French distillery and trademark were sold, and the order set up a new plant in Tarragona, Spain. The monks' product is identified by the name Liqueur des Pères Chartreux. Readmitted to France in 1941, the Carthusians resumed manufacture there. Green chartreuse contains about 57% alcohol; the sweeter yellow variety, about 43%.

chartreuse

A monastery of the Carthusian monks, esp. in France.

chartreuse

1. either of two liqueurs, green or yellow, made from herbs and flowers
2. 
a. a colour varying from a clear yellowish-green to a strong greenish-yellow
b. (as adjective): a chartreuse dress
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It's nice to revisit what these cordials have to offer, and [see] the beauty in the liquid" such as the blue curacaos and Chartreuses, she says.