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cha·toy·ant  audio  (sh-toint) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Having a changeable luster.
NOUN:
A chatoyant stone or gemstone, such as the cat's-eye.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, present participle of chatoyer, to shimmer like cats' eyes, from chat, cat, from Vulgar Latin *cattus, perhaps of African origin

OTHER FORMS:
cha·toyan·cy(Noun)


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