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celadon

[ sel-uh-don, -dn ]
/ ˈsɛl əˌdɒn, -dn /
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noun
any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.
any porcelain imitating these.
a pale gray-green.
adjective
having the color celadon.
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Origin of celadon

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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British Dictionary definitions for celadon

celadon
/ (ˈsɛləˌdɒn) /

noun
a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese
a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow

Word Origin for celadon

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