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, a character in L'Astrée, a romance by Honoré d'Urfé (1568–1625), French writer, after Celadōn, a character 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