cat's–eye

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noun \ˈkat-ˌsī\

Definition of cat's–eye

plural

cat's–eyes

  1. 1 :  any of various gems (as a chrysoberyl or a chalcedony) exhibiting opalescent reflections from within

  2. 2 :  a marble with eyelike concentric circles

Circa 1599

First Known Use of cat's–eye

circa 1599


CAT'S–EYE Defined for English Language Learners

cat's–eye

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noun \ˈkat-ˌsī\

Definition of cat's–eye for English Language Learners

  • : a jewel that has a pale stripe running down its middle which makes it look like the eye of a cat

  • : a marble with round circles that look like eyes


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