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

First Known Use of tigereye

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Tigereye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigereye. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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