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crown jewels

noun [plural] uk   us  
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
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