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cat's-eye

[kats-ahy] /ˈkætsˌaɪ/
noun, plural cat's-eyes.
1.
any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl.
2.
a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55
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British Dictionary definitions for cat's-eye

cat's-eye

noun
1.
any of a group of gemstones, esp a greenish-yellow variety of chrysoberyl, that reflect a streak of light when cut in a rounded unfaceted shape
2.
Also called ataata. a grazing marine gastropod, Turbo smaragdus, of New Zealand waters
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