celadon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from the French céladon from the character named Céladon, who wore pale green ribbons, in the novel "Astree" by Honoré d'Urfé, from Latin Celadon, a warrior's name in Ovid's "Metamorphoses".

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celadon (usually uncountable, plural celadons)

Stoneware pottery with a celadon glaze, from the Ming Dynasty. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  1. A pale green colour or tinted with gray.
    celadon colour:    
  2. A pale green Chinese glaze.
  3. A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.

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Adjective[edit]

celadon (comparative more celadon, superlative most celadon)

  1. Of a pale green colour tinted with gray.

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Noun[edit]

celadon n

  1. celadon (color, ceramic glaze, and ceramic ware)

Adjective[edit]

celadon

  1. celadon (color)