any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.
any porcelain imitating these.
a pale gray-green.
having the color celadon.
a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese
a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow
“pale grayish-green,” 1768, from French Céladon, name of a character in the romance of “l’Astrée” by Honoré d’Urfé (1610); an insipidly sentimental lover who wore bright green clothes, he is named in turn after Greek Keladon, a character in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” whose name is said to mean “sounding with din or clamor.” The mineral celadonite (1868) is so called for its color.
a hydrous silicate of iron and potassium; an iron-rich soft mica.
Classical Mythology. a Pleiad. Astronomy. one of the six visible stars of the Pleiades. Historical Examples noun (Greek myth) one of the Pleiades
noun Paul, real name Paul Antschel. 1920–70, Romanian Jewish poet, writing in German, whose work reflects the experience of Nazi persecution
Also called greater celandine, swallowwort. an Old World plant, Chelidonium majus, of the poppy family, having yellow flowers. Also called lesser celandine. an Old World plant, Ranunculus ficaria, of the buttercup family, having fleshy, heart-shaped leaves and solitary yellow flowers. Historical Examples noun either of two unrelated plants, Chelidonium majus (greater celandine) or Ranunculus ficaria […]