- any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl.
- a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles.
Origin of cat's-eye
First recorded in 1545–55
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- 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
- Also called: ataata a grazing marine gastropod, Turbo smaragdus, of New Zealand waters