from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pale to very pale green.
- n. A type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in China.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pale green colour or tinted with gray.
- n. A pale green Chinese glaze.
- n. A ceramic ware with a pale green glaze.
- adj. Of a pale green colour tinted with gray.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pale sea-green color; also, porcelain or fine pottery of this tint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pale and rather grayish green color occurring especially in porcelain and enameled earthenware.
- Having the color celadon.
French, 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from the French céladon from the character named Céladon in the novel "Astree" by Honore d'Urfe who wore pale green ribbons, from Latin Celadon, a warrior's name in Ovid's "Metamorphoses". (Wiktionary)