Cat-eye

cat's-eye

[kats-ahy]
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:
1545–55

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cat's-eye
 
n
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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