Definition of national treasure in English:

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national treasure

noun

An artifact, institution, or public figure regarded as being emblematic of a nation’s cultural heritage or identity: illegal alien smugglers and drug traffickers are on the verge of ruining some of our national treasures
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  • Either way, she is swiftly becoming a grandee of the art establishment, not to say a national treasure.
  • Trevor, the stainless guy, is a national treasure.
  • Decades of foreign holidays have left Britons increasingly shaky about details of their own national treasures, according to a survey released today.

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Syllabification: na·tion·al trea·sure

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