national treasure

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of national treasure

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

Word by Word Definitions

national play
  1. : of or relating to a nation

  2. : nationalist

  3. : comprising or characteristic of a nationality

  1. : one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject

  2. : a competition that is national in scope

treasure play
  1. : wealth (such as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up or hoarded

  2. : wealth of any kind or in any form : riches

  3. : a store of money in reserve

  1. : to hold or keep as precious : cherish, prize

  2. : to collect and store up (something of value) for future use : hoard


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