Definition of celadon
1 : a grayish-yellow green
2 : a ceramic glaze originated in China that is greenish in color; also : an article with a celadon glaze
Recent Examples of celadon from the Web
In one painting, smoke rings of white and celadon float above a dark-purple femurlike form against a beautiful red-on-cream crosshatch pattern startlingly similar to that which Jasper Johns employed in the 1970s.
Celadon’s problems stem from a big bet on truck leasing a few years ago, with that unit growing from 750 tractors in 2013 to 11,300 last year.
Butterflies and beetles from far-flung jungles, sizes pea to pear, colors boot-black, celadon green, tomato red, lie in rows behind glass.
Contemporary Flask ceramic lamp #Tl55 in celadon, Bella Figura (bella-figura.com).
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Origin and Etymology of celadon
First Known Use: circa 1768See Words from the same year
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