Definition of tiger's eye in US English:

tiger's eye

(also tiger eye)


  • A yellowish-brown semiprecious variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant luster, formed by replacement of crocidolite with chalcedony.

    • ‘She had amazing fiery eyes amber, that reminded me of that stone, tiger's eye.’
    • ‘This process of elimination continued until he was only left with his tiger's eye and his moonstone.’
    • ‘You will need a solar stone, such as citrine, yellow topaz, carnelian or yellow tiger's eye.’
    • ‘Charlie recognized it as the stone she wore around her neck; tiger eye.’
    • ‘The minerals in my set include fluorite, a very pretty piece of sodalite, and a nice piece of polished tiger eye.’