A celadon colored bowl.
Celadon is a muted jade green, often associated with a transparent glaze for pottery of the same name.
a pale grayish-green color
Origin of celadonFrench céladon, a delicate green, earlier, a tender lover, after Céladon, hero in Astrée (romance, early 1600s, by H. d'Urfé, 1567–1625) from Classical Latin Celadon, character in the Metamorphoses of Ovid from Classical Greek Kelad?n
- A pale to very pale green.
- A type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in China.
Origin of celadonFrench after Céladon the central male character of L'Astrée, a widely read pastoral novel by Honoré d'Urfé (1568-1625), French writer (the character being associated with the color green in the popular imagination and probably dressed in a pale green costume in early theatrical adaptations, perhaps because of the association of the color green with amorous adventures) after Celadōn a warrior briefly mentioned in Ovid's Metamorphoses
(usually uncountable, plural celadons)
(comparative more celadon, superlative most celadon)
- Of a pale green colour tinted with gray.
OriginSee also: céladon