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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Oxy's addition of Anadarko's crown jewel acreage in West Texas solidifies Oxy's standing as the booming Permian Basin's largest producer over fast-growing Big Oil majors like Chevron and Exxon Mobil. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Oxy completes $38B acquisition of Anadarko to close mega deal," 8 Aug. 2019 Talavera Scottsdale suffers no shortage of blowout resort restaurants, but Talavera might be the crown jewel. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 The crown jewel of Overstock's blockchain business is tZero, which the company spent $150 million building. Matt Egan, CNN, "Overstock's exit from retail is getting back on track. It wants to go all-in on blockchain," 21 June 2019 Arguably one of the crown jewel properties of the Eastern seaboard, the Ocean House is the embodiment of summer, the verb. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At," 8 Mar. 2019 For two years now, campers haven’t been able to visit the area, referred to as one of the crown jewels of the Colorado State Parks system. Pam Boyd, The Know, "Some good dam news: Sylvan Lake should finish construction in the fall," 25 July 2019 Sky is one of the crown jewels of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. Ben Dummett, WSJ, "Comcast Raises Sky Offer After Fox Sweetened Its Bid," 12 July 2018 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

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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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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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