any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl.
a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles.
any of a group of gemstones, esp a greenish-yellow variety of chrysoberyl, that reflect a streak of light when cut in a rounded unfaceted shape
Also called ataata. a grazing marine gastropod, Turbo smaragdus, of New Zealand waters
having eyes resembling those of a cat. capable of seeing in dark places. Historical Examples He turned and strode away into the fog as easily and surely as if cat-eyed and cat-footed. The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
a dispute carried out with intense hostility and bitterness. Contemporary Examples But media attention can turn a delicate situation into a catfight. Chile’s Etiquette of Love Tracy Quan October 15, 2010 A Different Kind of catfight This feud between news anchor and weather woman is one for the ages. 11 More Epic Anchor Flubs (Video) […]
any of the numerous fishes of the order or suborder Nematognathi (or Siluroidei), characterized by barbels around the mouth and the absence of scales. a wolffish of the genus Anarhichas. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a cat. Slang. a person who assumes a false identity or personality on the Internet, […]
See under flea. any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black C. felis (cat flea) or the similar but larger C. canis (dog flea) both of which […]