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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Synonyms for crown jewel

Synonyms

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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Dozens of tables give way to the crown jewel of the space: a stage with the restaurant's name lettered above it. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "The 'most exciting Lebanese restaurant in metro Phoenix' just opened in Glendale," 11 July 2019 Balboa Park, San Diego’s cultural crown jewel, is home to a zoo, a golf course, dozens of cultural institutions, and acres of picnic spots and recreational fields. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Balboa Park: San Diego’s crown jewel," 30 June 2019 The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the first to be televised, giving the wider public a view of the solemnity of the ceremony, the splendor of the queen's gown, and the magnificence of the crown jewels. Heather Brady, National Geographic, "Vintage photos of royal families from all over the world," 8 May 2019 Landmarks: While the Del is the crown jewel of the Crown City, Coronado’s beaches consistently rate among the top 10 in the nation. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Coronado: Beautiful beaches, historical homes and a world-famous hotel," 27 June 2019 In Hanoi, North Korea offered to shut down parts of its Yongbyon nuclear complex, which has served as the crown jewel of its atomic program, in return for sanctions relief. Jon Herskovitz, Fortune, "Why the Trump-Kim Nuclear Show Is Set for Act Three," 20 June 2019 Trip Highlights Climb to Bhutan’s crowning jewel, the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, and record your experience in an essay or photographs. National Geographic, "Bhutan High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 The wooded campus is the final piece and is considered by many to be the crown jewel of properties that were owned by McDonald’s. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "McDonald's closes deal to sell Oak Brook campus to John Paul Mitchell Systems," 5 June 2019 In his first book are jellyfish that look like flowers, protists that resemble Fabergé eggs, presented like crown jewels on black velvet, the seeming cosmic vastness of the images belying their actual, microscopic size. The New York Review of Books, "Lucy Jakub," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of crown jewel

1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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