cat's-eye

noun
\ ˈkat-ˌsī How to pronounce cat's-eye (audio) \
plural cat's-eyes

Definition of cat's-eye

1 : any of various gems (such as a chrysoberyl or a chalcedony) exhibiting opalescent reflections from within
2 : a marble with eyelike concentric circles

First Known Use of cat's-eye

circa 1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cat's-eye was circa 1599

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“Cat's-eye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s-eye. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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cat's-eye

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English Language Learners Definition of cat's-eye

: a jewel that has a pale stripe running down its middle which makes it look like the eye of a cat
US : a marble with round circles that look like eyes

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