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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Opdivo is Bristol’s crown jewel, with 2017 sales of $5 billion, but the drug has been losing market share to rivals, most notably Merck’s checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "A controversial ASCO presentation underscores risk Bristol, Nektar carry with experimental cancer drug," 3 June 2018 The crown jewel of the system is Fernando Tatis Jr., a shortstop projected to arrive at Petco Park by 2019, if not earlier. Dennis Lin,, "After helping the Dodgers build a World Series team, Logan White wants to do the same for the Padres," 26 Oct. 2017 But its crown jewel—and best seller—is the Taco Joe pizza. Ann Friedman, Bon Appetit, "I Pine for Happy Joe’s Taco Pizza, the Culinary Relic of My Iowa Youth," 6 June 2018 On June 23, the county will open a new section of its crown jewel, the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, that will run 19 miles from uptown Charlotte to the South Carolina line. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Mecklenburg wanted to build 129 miles of greenways by 2018. It hasn't even come close.," 1 June 2018 Tangerines are their crown jewel, and the family has modified and engineered several varieties to make the fruit not only taste better but to be less messy to peel. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, "One-two punch of disease and Irma has left Florida citrus reeling," 10 Feb. 2018 The space’s crown jewel is the restaurant–adorned with enormous ceilings, stunning light, and art on loan from Hauser and Wirth. Jaimie Potters, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is The Small British Town You Haven’t Heard of–But Need to Visit," 31 May 2018 This three-bedroom unit at 500 Walnut boasts 3,300 square feet of living space, the crown jewel of which is a master suite that leads to a balcony overlooking Independence Hall. Shannon Rooney,, "Philadelphia's most expensive rentals: What you can get for $15,000 a month," 15 May 2018 With 400 bird species and 300 butterfly species found at Santa Ana, the refuge is the crown jewel of them all. Aaron Nelsen, San Antonio Express-News, "Hundreds turn out for rally opposing border wall through popular wildlife refuge," 27 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of crown jewel

the crown jewels : 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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