Advertisement

Definition of "celadon" [cel•a•don]

  • A pale to very pale green. (noun)
  • A type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in China. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "celadon" in a sentence
  • "It was done in soft, warm colors: salmon and beige and a pale green she called celadon."
  • "These cups were of that sea-green tint called celadon, with a very wonderful glow and radiance."
  • "There was what we call "celadon" [green-glazed] porcelain — little bowls and cups, and pots with spouts in the shape of chickens 'heads, a typical Six Dynasties object — some mirrors, and some stone slabs."