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 of cat's-eye

First recorded in 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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