celadon

[sel-uh-don, -dn]
noun
1.
any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.
2.
any porcelain imitating these.
3.
a pale gray-green.
adjective
4.
having the color celadon.

Origin:
1760–70; named after Céladon, name of a character in L' Astrée, a tale by H. d'Urfé (1568–1625), French writer

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celadon (ˈsɛləˌdɒn)
 
n
1.  a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese
2.  a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow
 
[C18: from French, from the name of the shepherd hero of L'Astrée (1610), a romance by Honoré d'Urfé]

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celadon
"pale grayish-green," 1768, from Fr. Céladon, name of a character in the romance of "l'Astrée" by Honoré d'Urfé (1610), a sentimental lover who wore bright green clothes, after Gk. Keladon, a character in Ovid's "Metamorphoses."
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Example sentences
The glistening celadon green urn creates a cool, eye-catching fountain on a rear terrace.
Examples of these are the celadon and monochrome porcelains.
Soft celadon glazes highlight the decorative marks that pattern the rich surfaces of my pots.
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