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A Carthusian monastery.

[Middle English charterhous, by folk etymology from Anglo-Norman chartrouse, from Old French (maison) chartreuse, Carthusian (house), feminine of chartreus, Carthusian, variant of charteus, from Medieval Latin cartusius.]


(Roman Catholic Church) a Carthusian monastery
[C16: changed by folk etymology from Anglo-French chartrouse, after Chartosse (now Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse), village near Grenoble, France, the original home of the Carthusian order]


(ˈtʃɑr tərˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a Carthusian monastery.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French chartrouse]
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