tiger's-eye


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ti·ger's-eye

(tī′gərz-ī′)
n.
Variant of tiger-eye.

tiger's-eye

(ˈtaɪɡəzˌaɪ) or

tigereye

n
1. (Minerals) a golden brown silicified variety of crocidolite, used as an ornamental stone
2. (Ceramics) a glaze resembling this, used on pottery

ti′ger's-eye`

also tigereye



n.
a golden-brown chatoyant stone used for ornament, formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide.
[1890–95]
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By 1900, tiger's-eye was considered merely semiprecious.
Recent research has upended a 130-year-old theory about how tiger's-eye forms.
SHINING BRIGHT In its natural state, tiger's-eye is an unremarkable rock with a dull sheen.
Early in the 1800s, mineralogists recognized that tiger's-eye was a fibrous variety of quartz, or silicon dioxide.