Complete Definition of "celadon"

English
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Etymology
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.

Pronunciation
Cel"a*don

Noun
en-noun|-
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.

  1. colour a pale green colour or tinted with gray.

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  1. A pale green Chinese glaze.
  2. A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. colour of a pale green colour tinted with gray.

See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

References
Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.1 (etymology)
R:Webster 1913|celadon


French

Noun
celadon

#celadon#English|celadon (color, ceramic glaze, and ceramic ware)

Adjective
celadon

#celadon#English|celadon (color)

Category:French nouns
Category:French adjectives
Category:Colors
Category:Greens
category:Art

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