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CROWN JEWEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crown jewel mean? 

CROWN JEWEL (noun)
  The noun CROWN JEWEL has 2 senses:

1. the most desirable assets of a corporation
2. a precious stone that is an valuable part of a sovereign's regalia

  Familiarity information: CROWN JEWEL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROWN JEWEL (noun)


Sense 1crown jewel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The most desirable assets of a corporation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt

Hypernyms ("crown jewel" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)


Sense 2crown jewel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A precious stone that is an valuable part of a sovereign's regalia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("crown jewel" is a kind of...):

gem; jewel; precious stone (a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry)


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