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chatoyant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatoyant  \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  oa  a  cat's  eye  in  the  dark. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatoyant  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chatoyant 
  adj  :  varying  in  color  when  seen  in  different  lights  or  from 
  different  angles;  "changeable  taffeta";  "chatoyant  (or 
  shot)  silk";  "a  dragonfly  hovered,  vibrating  and 
  iridescent"  [syn:  {changeable},  {iridescent},  {shot}] 




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