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Jan 30, 2007
This week's theme
Words with hidden animals

This week's words
cynosure
chatoyant
coxcomb
dragoon
bulimia
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chatoyant

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chatoyant (shuh-TOI-uhnt)

adjective: Having a changeable luster like that of a cat's eye at night.
noun: A chatoyant gemstone, such as a cat's eye.

[From French, present participle of chatoyer (to shine like a cat's eye), from chat (cat).]

See more usage examples of chatoyant in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Her deep green chatoyant eyes were stunning."
Leo L. Sullivan; Life; Triple Crown Publications; 2006.

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