crown jewel


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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Synonyms for crown jewel


boast, credit, glory, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophy

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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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Now, a nuclear deal as secretary of state is kind of like the crown jewel for these people, especially Democrats. Fox News, "Kavanaugh to speak to Senate Judiciary Committee staffers," 18 Sep. 2018 Visitors looking for a mega-fun time might think the property’s crown jewel is its 45,000-square-foot water park instead. Alisha Prakash, USA TODAY, "10 Caribbean resorts with awesome water parks," 2 May 2018 The crown jewel may be the Assembly, a Mission District women’s-only members club designed by Sara and Rich Combs, known for their stylish Joshua Tree House Airbnb rental. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "Forget co-working: Women flock to ‘gathering space’ communities," 2 May 2018 The literal crown jewel of her look came from the Tiffany & Co. archives, a 128.54-carat yellow diamond necklace that usually is kept under lock and key while on display at the Fifth Avenue flagship location. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Looked Ravishing in a Sequined Naked Dress on Jimmy Kimmel Live!," 28 Feb. 2019 Also, the property’s crown jewel is its pool, which has to be one of the prettiest in the world. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 In time for the crown jewel in London’s tennis circuit, the British skate label Palace has linked with Adidas to create a court-ready collection. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd,, "Palace Skateboards teams with Adidas for court-driven apparel and accessories collaboration," 26 June 2018 So in theory, those who wish to see Hinchcliffe in a car for IndyCar's crown jewel have a little less than a week to find him a car. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "The deadline for James Hinchcliffe to land ride in Indy 500," 21 May 2018 During that time, people wanted polished granite to be the crown jewel of the kitchen. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "Countertops Limited Only by Your Budget and Imagination," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of crown jewel

1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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