cel·a·don | \ˈse-lə-ˌdän, -lə-dən\

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

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Peau de soie, mikado, faille and lurex intarsia with shades of celadon blue and fruité red. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This Is the Biggest, Best Hair at Haute Couture Fashion Week," 5 July 2018 Giant brushed-back wig hair and an unstructured celadon blue silk gown with intricate intarsia cape opened the 63-look show in that era’s exaggerated style. Washington Post, "Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week," 4 July 2018 Peregalli’s alchemical craftspeople transformed the space into a series of intimate paneled and mirrored dining rooms in a harmonious celadon green palette. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "With Striking Interior Design, Milan’s Cracco Restaurant Evokes Singular Elegance," 29 June 2018 The palette on the shelves includes rosy pinks, celadon greens, caramel, violet, sapphire and aquamarine. New York Times, "A Tiffany Collector of Things Pastel," 8 May 2018 You’re also lulled by the background color, a restful celadon borrowed from Korean porcelain. Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "A Spanish Bungalow Is Reimagined with Artistic Prints and Patterns," 2 Apr. 2018 The house also sold a celadon-green Yongzheng amphora for $18 million in Hong Kong in May. Collectors from the U.S. and Asia outspent all rivals this spring, each winning 35% of Christie’s offerings. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Newcomers Muscle Into Art Market’s High End," 19 July 2017 Incidents occur, as randomly assorted as the merchandise: a freak stabbing, a visit to a yakuza mobster with a suit of samurai armor to sell, the death of an Afghan hound, the appearance of a celadon bowl that may or may not be cursed. Janice P. Nimura, New York Times, "Fiction From Japan, for the Old World and the New," 11 Aug. 2017 Nearly 100 items will be offered from the Asian arts department, including a massive Chinese celadon jade mountain, and a variety of Chinese porcelain, hardstone, and jadeite vases. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Freeman's hosts millennial-style auction party, with free booze and fine art," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of celadon

circa 1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for celadon

French céladon

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