tigereye

noun

ti·​ger·​eye ˈtī-gər-ˌī How to pronounce tigereye (audio)
variants or tiger's-eye
: a usually yellowish to brown chatoyant stone that consists of silicified crocidolite and is much used for ornament

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tigereye was in 1888

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“Tigereye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigereye. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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