from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow-brown, semiprecious chatoyant gemstone consisting of quartz with parallel veins of silicified altered crocidolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A siliceous stone of a yellow color and chatoyant luster, obtained in South Africa and much used for ornament. It is an altered form of the mineral crocidolite. See crocidolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tiger's-eye.


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  • The tiger-eye beads around her neck would wink at me like a nervous uncle sharing a secret with a child.


  • It was belted over the hips with a belt made of plaques of tiger-eye stone carved with more owls, no two of which were alike.

    Elephant in the City

  • Her exaggerated rings of scultured metal atop huge stones of turquoise, tiger-eye, red-quartz and jasper gold were a captivating accent to her collection.

    Kitten Fashion Week Takes the Stage at the Standard Hotel Downtown

  • I open my gift to find a tiger-eye necklace with matching earrings and bracelet.

    Divine Secrets

  • Over her black swimsuit with its swirling tiger-eye pattern, she wore a white lace beach jacket, belted at the waist.

    The Second Time

  • The tiger-eye cameo pinned at her throat bore the image of the Gorgon Medusa.

    Perseus Spur

  • Fortunately when he'd replaced Jaysen as Guardian, he'd learned that he worked as well with Jaysen's tiger-eye as with opal and amber; flawless tiger-eye was much easier to find.

    Magic's Price

  • She pursed her lips and contemplated the arrangement, then adjusted her stone until one side of the crystal was just touching the tiger-eye before she sat down.

    Magic's Price

  • She placed her mage-focus, a perfect, unflawed natural crystal of rose-quartz, opposite the tiger-eye.

    Magic's Price

  • Vanyel asked, taking his seat, and putting his mage-focus, a large, irregular piece of polished tiger-eye, in the depression in the center.

    Magic's Price


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