national treasure


: something that is greatly valued by the people of a country
The panda is considered one of China's national treasures.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Taking the sleeper to Scotland—a national treasure of a service, but not the Orient Express—was my idea for a memorable beginning. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Feb. 2023 Older and middle aged, white customers can identify with images of national treasure Vanessa Redgrave grinning in Trafalgar Square and Liberty Ross leaning against a black Land Rover Defender. Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Feb. 2023 Captain Christine Sinclair is a national treasure as well as international soccer’s all-time leading scorer, male or female. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2023

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“National treasure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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