celadon


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cel·a·don

 (sĕl′ə-dŏn′)
n.
1. A pale to very pale green.
2. A type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in China.

[French, after Céladon, the central male character of L'Astrée, a widely read pastoral novel by Honoré d'Urfé (1568-1625), French writer (the character being associated with the color green in the popular imagination and probably dressed in a pale green costume in early theatrical adaptations, perhaps because of the association of the color green with amorous adventures), after Celadōn, a warrior briefly mentioned in Ovid's Metamorphoses.]

cel′a·don′ adj.

celadon

(ˈsɛləˌdɒn)
n
1. (Ceramics) a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese
2. (Colours) a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow
[C18: from French, from the name of the shepherd hero of L'Astrée (1610), a romance by Honoré d'Urfé]

cel•a•don

(ˈsɛl əˌdɒn, -dn)

n.
1. any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.
2. a pale gray-green.
[1760–70; after Céladon, a character in L'Astrée, a tale by H. d'Urfé (1568–1625), French writer]
Translations

celadon

nSeladon nt
adjseladongrün
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Would, by father Jove, Minerva, and Apollo, that I were still young and strong as when the Pylians and Arcadians were gathered in fight by the rapid river Celadon under the walls of Pheia, and round about the waters of the river Iardanus.
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Its central action, the reconciliation of the shepherd Celadon and his beloved Astree, is put in motion by a misunderstanding which causes Astree to banish Celadon from her sight.
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Shunzei Tani, a Japanese ceramics artist, has apologized to South Korean ceramists for making false claims that he had successfully revived the technique of producing traditional Korean ceramics called Koryo celadon, local artists said Monday.
This aristocratic ideology is communicated through the story of two shepherds, Celadon and Astrea, who live and love in Forez, an idyllic world isolated from the war-torn lands surrounding them.