crown jewel

noun
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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

Examples of crown jewel in a Sentence

  1. The painting is the crown jewel of the museum's collection.

  2. one of the company's crown jewels

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First Known Use of crown jewel

1643


CROWN JEWEL Defined for English Language Learners

crown jewel

noun

Definition of crown jewel for English Language Learners

  • 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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