Pronounced: PREE-mee-ate, verb
Notes: Not a word I know
The word chatoyant means, as an adjective, “having a changeable luster like that of a cat’s eye at night”. As a noun, it is “a chatoyant gemstone, such as a cat’s eye”.
This word came into English in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
In hindsight, I should have recognized the word “chat”, which is French for “cat” and then I would have been in the vicinity of the definition. Our word comes from the French word chatoyer (to shine like a cat’s eye).