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EtymologyEdit

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, possibly tinted with gray.
    celadon colour:  
  2. A pale green Chinese glaze.
  3. A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.

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celadon (comparative more celadon, superlative most celadon)

  1. Of a pale green colour tinted with gray.
    • 1941, Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Penguin 1971 edition, page 40:
      [H]e stroked a soft blue cat with celadon eyes which had appeared from nowhere and now made itself comfortable in his lap […].

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NounEdit

celadon n

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

AdjectiveEdit

celadon

  1. celadon (color)