cat's-eye

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Cat's-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s-eye. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

cat's-eye

noun
ˈkats-ˌī
: any of various gems (as chalcedony) with a changeable luster suggestive of reflections from the eye of a cat

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