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
Recent Examples on the Web This property has 80 rooms and 19 suites, including the crown jewel Bottega Veneta suite — designed by Tomas Maier, creative director of the iconic Italian fashion brand. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 Hotels in Greater Florence," 8 July 2020 But the crown jewel of his career may be his win over Demetrious Johnson at bantamweight. cleveland, "The 25 greatest MMA fighters of all time, ranked," 8 July 2020 This is a centerpiece, not only the crown jewel on our campus, but for the community to come and gather. John Fay, The Enquirer, "How the Cincinnati Reds found a home away from GABP at Prasco Park in Mason," 7 July 2020 All hail Royal Reds, the huge crimson shrimp that taste like lobster and scallops, the crown jewel of Gulf shrimp. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Royal Red Shrimp," 30 June 2020 The crown jewel, nestled deep in the heart of the wilderness, is Spirit Lake. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Looking for summer solitude? Marble Mountain is the perfect retreat," 27 June 2020 The property in a forested neighborhood sits above Southern Oregon University and is just 1.5 miles from downtown Ashland’s crown jewel, Lithia Park, which was named one of 10 Great Public Spaces in America. oregonlive, "Zen-like getaways: Oregon offers calm vacation destinations (and ideas for your home)," 26 June 2020 The state’s crown jewel for habitat and public access is Grizzly Island, located south of Suisun City on the edge of the lower Sacramento River Delta. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Want to watch an elk calf being born? Grizzly Island offers rare sight," 26 June 2020 The Chinese e-commerce company is the crown jewel of SoftBank's investment portfolio, and Son's ascent with Ma has been legendary. Kaori Enjoji And Jill Disis, CNN, "SoftBankrupt? Masa Son says his rescue plan is paying off," 25 June 2020

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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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11 Jul 2020

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“Crown jewel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20jewel. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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