Cha*toy"ant (?), a. [F., p. pr. of chatoyer to be chatoyant, fr. chat cat.] Min.

Having a changeable, varying luster, or color, like that of a changeable silk, or of a cat's eye in the dark.


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Cha*toy"ant, n. Min.

A hard stone, as the cat's-eye, which presents on a polished surface, and in the interior, an undulating or wary light.


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