a pale grayish green
Origin of celadonFrench céladon, a delicate green, earlier, a tender lover, after Céladon, the hero in Astrée, romance by d'Urfe (1610) ; from Classical Latin (; from Classical Greek Keladōn), character in Ovid's Metamorphoses
- 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