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Definition of crown jewel in English:

noun

1 (Crown Jewels) The crown and other ornaments and jewellery worn or carried by a sovereign on certain state occasions: the Crown Jewels of the British monarchy
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  • Christopher Columbus's exploration of the Americas was funded by the Spanish royal family pawning their Crown Jewels.
  • Crown Jewels might include everything from the regalia to swords, tiaras, rings and brooches.
  • If you want to really know London, don't stop at the Tower of London with its gloomy turrets and Crown Jewels.
2A particularly valuable or prized possession or asset: one of Istanbul’s architectural crown jewels he is under pressure to sell the crown jewel of his retail empire
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  • Opponents of privatization won a three-month moratorium on further deals, saying that the country shouldn't give away its "crown jewels."
  • The crown jewels of the exhibit are the two original journals.
  • HBO has been a consistent producer of quality alternative programming, and Six Feet Under is one of their crown jewels.
2.1 (crown jewels) humorous A man’s genitals.
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  • The only thing Pete was flashing was his crown jewels after taking to the stage with his flies undone.
  • It was quite hot that evening and not being a man to restrict his crown jewels in boxers all night, yours truly was sleeping in the buff.
  • Defenders setting up a wall to face a free kick near the penalty area will not longer be allowed to protect their crown jewels with their hands.

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