Various animals and plants have “tiger” in their name for different reasons. Some of these include:
.The Tiger Lily . a gorgeous orange lily, sometimes with black or dark brown markings.
.The Tiger Moth . a stunning moth with predominantly black wings and orange or golden markings. The aeroplane of the same name boasts similar colouring for this reason.
.The Tiger Beetle . although this beetle does not have the colouring of a tiger, it is so named for its superior hunting abilities, vicious attack and impressive speeds.
.The Tiger Cat . a domestic cat with gorgeous striped markings. The base colour varies from ginger to tabby or even grey.
.The Tiger Shark . this striped shark is a well-accomplished predator.
.The Tiger Snake - a venomous hunter with a distinctly striped body.
.Tigers Eye gem stones . these gorgeous stones are a deep golden hue with bold black bands running through them. They are believed to relieve high blood pressure.
Here are some other uses of the word “tiger”:
.Blind Tiger . this was originally used in reference to an illegal saloon, or a similar place that acted as a front for more dubious activities behind the scenes.
.Paper Tiger . this refers to something that seems threatening (like a tiger) but is, in reality harmless (like paper).