tigers-eyen

tiger's-eye

[tahy-gerz-ahy]
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:
1890–95

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tiger's-eye or tigereye (ˈtaɪɡəzˌaɪ, ˈtaɪɡərˌaɪ)
 
n
1.  a golden brown silicified variety of crocidolite, used as an ornamental stone
2.  a glaze resembling this, used on pottery
 
tigereye or tigereye
 
n

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