tiger's-eye
noun see tigereye

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  • Tiger's Eye — (also Tigers eye, Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually yellow to red brown, with a silky luster. A member of the quartz group, it is a classic example of pseudomorphous replacement by silica of fibrous crocidolite (blue asbestos).… …   Wikipedia

  • tiger's eye — tiger eye or tiger s eye noun 1. A golden brown striped pseudomorph of quartz after crocidolite, used eg in jewellery 2. A pottery glaze resembling this • • • Main Entry: ↑tiger …   Useful english dictionary

  • tiger's-eye — [tī′gər ī΄tī′gərz ī΄] n. a semiprecious, yellow brown stone, silicified crocidolite, used for ornament: also tigereye [tī′gər ī΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Tiger's eye — This article is about the gemstone. For the characters in the Sailor Moon series, see Amazon Trio. Tiger s Eye Polished tiger s eye gemstone General …   Wikipedia

  • tiger's-eye — ti′ger s eye also tigereye n. jew a golden brown chatoyant stone used for ornament, formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • tiger's eye — (also tiger eye) noun a yellowish brown semi precious variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant lustre, formed by replacement of crocidolite …   English new terms dictionary

  • tiger's-eye — /tuy geuhrz uy /, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • tiger's eye — noun A chatoyant gemstone that is usually yellow to red brown, with a silky luster …   Wiktionary

  • tiger's eye — /ˈtaɪgəz aɪ/ (say tuyguhz uy) noun → tigereye …   Australian English dictionary

  • tiger's-eye — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ variant of tigereye * * * /tuy geuhrz uy /, n. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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