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chatoyant

  

      adj  
1    having changeable lustre; twinkling  
2    (of a gem, esp. a cabochon) displaying a band of light reflected off inclusions of other minerals  
      n  
3    a gemstone with a changeable lustre, such as a cat's eye  
     (C18: from French, from chatoyer to gleam like a cat's eyes, from chat cat1)  
  chatoyancy      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
! chatoyant n.
having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light

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