Meaning of “crown jewels” in the English Dictionary

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"crown jewels" in British English

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crown jewelsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌkraʊn ˈdʒuː.əlz/ us /ˌkraʊn ˈdʒuː.əlz/

the crown and other jewels (= precious stones) worn at important official ceremonies by the king or queen:

The Scottish crown jewels, called the Honours of Scotland, are on display in Edinburgh Castle.

one of the most important or valuable features or possessions of a place, organization, etc.:

The university system of Maryland is one of our State's crown jewels.

informal humorous a man's genitals

(Definition of “crown jewels” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)