Today’s Word: celadon

Word: celadon

PRONUNCIATION:

(SEL-uh-don) 

MEANING:

noun:
1. A pale green color.
2. A type of ceramics having a pale green glaze, originally made in China.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Céladon, a character in the novel L’Astrée by the French novelist Honoré d’Urfé (1568-1625). Céladon is a shepherd who wears green clothes. Earliest documented use: 1768.

USAGE:

“The 4,000-square-foot apartment isn’t all white. There is some cream and beige, too, Novick said, and a celadon-colored couch.” Michael Tortorello; Speck by Speck; The New York Times; Feb 9, 2011.

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