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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.
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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]
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(ˈsɛl əˌdɒn, -dn)

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]
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nSeladon nt
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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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A new record for Aldridges of Bath, this fine and rare early 18th century Yongzheng mark & period celadon bowl attracted a huge amount of interest in the lead up to today's auction'.
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Celadon Group announced that it has disposed of substantially all of the assets associated with its North American "container on flat car" intermodal operations in an all cash transaction.
Celadon Group Inc (OTCPink:CGIP) revealed on Thursday that it signed a twelfth amendment to its existing credit agreement for the principal purpose of providing more time for it to document and close ongoing efforts to refinance the existing credit agreement and lower the total debt obligations.
Chinese porcelain finds discovered in Al Sereen include white porcelain of the Song and Yuam dynasty, and the remnants of Celadon of the Longquan Kiln style.
This cool melon soup makes the most of juicy cantaloupe or honeydew by blending it with lime juice, coconut milk and a touch of honey, all of which provide subtle layers of flavor and add creaminess; when you use honeydew, the soup becomes a stunning, pale celadon color.
This was the sentiment that was prevalent at the recent launch of M'ranao Siyap, a anti-crime group, at the Celadon Hotel in Pala-o here.
The blue, white and celadon flask -- more than 200 years old -- was bought by a French woman who outbid 17 Chinese buyers during a sale that lasted about 10 minutes, according to auctioneers who described the buy as "historic and legendary".