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tiger's-eye

[tahy-gerz-ahy] /ˈtaɪ gərzˌaɪ/
noun
1.
a golden-brown chatoyant stone used for ornament, formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide.
2.
a glass coating or glaze giving the covered object the appearance of this stone.
Also, tigereye.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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tiger's-eye

/ˈtaɪɡəzˌaɪ/
noun
1.
a golden brown silicified variety of crocidolite, used as an ornamental stone
2.
a glaze resembling this, used on pottery
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