Borrowed from the French, celadon is likely to derive from the name of Salah-ed-din (Saladin), Sultan of Egypt, circa 1171. However many dictionaries attribute it to the character named Celadon in the novel "Astree" by Honore d'Urfe. The character always wore pale green ribbons.
image:Ceramic planter from the Ming Dynasty.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Stoneware pottery with a celadon glaze, from the Ming Dynasty. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
- colour a pale green colour or tinted with gray.
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- A pale green Chinese glaze.
- A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.
- colour of a pale green colour tinted with gray.
Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.1 (etymology)
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