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 of tiger's-eye

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for tigereye


tigereye (ˈtaɪɡərˌaɪ)

  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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