Definition of heirloom adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeəluːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerluːm//
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[only before noun] (North American English) heirloom plants are varieties which were commonly grown in the past but are no longer grown as commercial crops Word Originlate Middle English: from heir + loom (noun: which formerly had the senses ‘tool, heirloom’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heirloom

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