Ah, color. Apparently this is a color week what with lavender, puce, and now Chartreuse. There used to be a Crayola crayon that was chartreuse, then I think they retired that name, but I loved using it because it was oh so French. And a very pretty color. Why that color today? Well, driving to the vets yesterday, there was one field that was completely this color. A gorgeous bright spring green. Neon knock your socks off.
noun \shär-ˈtrüz, –ˈtrüs\
Definition of chartreuse
Chartreuse (US //, // or RP /ʃɑːˈtrɜːz/; French pronunciation: [ʃaʁtʁœz]) (the web color) is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764. Similarly, chartreuse yellow is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the color of one of the French liqueurs called yellow chartreuse, introduced in 1838.