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"heirloom" in British English

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heirloomnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeə.luːm/ us   /ˈer.luːm/
a valuable object that has been given by older members of a family to younger members of the same family over many years: This ring is a family heirloom.
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heirloom" in American English

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heirloomnoun [C]

us   /ˈeər·lum/
a valuable object that has been given by an older member of a family to a younger member of the same family, esp. one given several times in this way: family heirlooms
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heirloom" in Business English

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heirloomnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeəluːm/ us  
a valuable object that has been given by older members of a family to younger members of the same family over many years: My mother gave me a diamond ring, a family heirloom more than 100 years old.
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heirloom”
in Chinese (Simplified) 传家宝,祖传之物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳家之寶,祖傳之物…
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