celadon

[ sel-uh-don, -dn ]

noun
  1. any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.

  2. any porcelain imitating these.

  1. a pale gray-green.

adjective
  1. having the color celadon.

Origin of celadon

1
First recorded in 1760–70; named after Céladon, name of a character in L' Astrée, a tale by Honoré d'Urfé (1568–1625), French writer

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celadon

/ (ˈsɛləˌdɒn) /


noun
  1. a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese

  2. a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow

Origin of celadon

1
C18: from French, from the name of the shepherd hero of L'Astrée (1610), a romance by Honoré d'Urfé

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