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heirloom

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noun heir·loom \ˈer-ˌlüm\

Simple Definition of heirloom

  • : a valuable object that is owned by a family for many years and passed from one generation to another

  • : an old type of plant that is still available because individual people have continued to grow it for many years

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heirloom

  1. 1 :  a piece of property that descends to the heir as an inseparable part of an inheritance of real property

  2. 2 :  something of special value handed on from one generation to another

  3. 3 :  a horticultural variety that has survived for several generations usually due to the efforts of private individuals


HEIRLOOM Defined for Kids

heirloom

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noun heir·loom \ˈer-ˌlüm\

Definition of heirloom for Students

  1. :  a piece of personal property handed down in a family from one generation to another




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