crown jewel

noun

Definition of crown jewel

1 crown jewels plural : the jewels (such as the crown and scepter) belonging to a sovereign's regalia
2 : the most attractive or valuable one of a collection or group

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Examples of crown jewel in a Sentence

The painting is the crown jewel of the museum's collection. one of the company's crown jewels
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First Known Use of crown jewel

1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crown jewel was in 1643

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6 Jun 2021

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“Crown jewel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20jewel. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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crown jewel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crown jewel

: the crown, scepter, and other jeweled objects that a king or queen uses on formal occasions
: the most valuable or attractive thing in a collection or group

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