crown jewels Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “crown jewels” in the English Dictionary

"crown jewels" in British English

See all translations

crown jewelsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌkraʊn ˈdʒuː.əlz/  us   /ˌkraʊn ˈdʒuː.əlz/
the ​crown and other jewels (= ​preciousstones)worn at ​importantofficialceremonies by the ​king or ​queen: The ​Scottishcrownjewels, called the Honours of ​Scotland, are on ​display in Edinburgh Castle.
one of the most ​important or ​valuablefeatures or possessions of a ​place, ​organization, etc.: The ​universitysystem of Maryland is one of ​our State's ​crownjewels.
informal humorous a man's genitals
(Definition of crown jewels from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crown jewels?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day


one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More