Definition of crown jewels noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


crown jewels

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the crown and other objects worn or carried by a king or queen on formal occasions Culture The British Crown Jewels are kept for the public to see in the Tower of London and include several crowns, sceptres (= a decorated rod carried as a symbol of power) and swords. Only two small items are from before 1660, as the original Crown Jewels were destroyed during the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. see also Kohinoor
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