tigereye

noun
ti·​ger·​eye | \ ˈtī-gər-ˌī How to pronounce tigereye (audio) \
variants: or tiger's-eye \ ˈtī-​gərz-​ˌī How to pronounce tiger's-eye (audio) \

Definition of tigereye

: a usually yellowish to brown chatoyant stone that consists of silicified crocidolite and is much used for ornament

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First Known Use of tigereye

1888, in the meaning defined above

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