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jewel

  

      n  
1    a precious or semiprecious stone; gem  
2    a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc.  
3    a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch  
4    a piece of jewellery  
5    an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork  
6    jewel in the crown   the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number  
who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?     
      vb   , -els, -elling, -elled  
     (U.S.)   , -els, -eling, -eled  
7    tr   to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels  
     (C13: from Old French jouel, perhaps from jeu game, from Latin jocus)  
  jewelled     (U.S.)  
  jeweled      adj  
  jewel-like      adj  


crown-jewel option  
      n  
Informal   an option given by a company subjected to an unwelcome takeover bid to a friendly firm, allowing this firm to buy one or more of its best businesses if the bid succeeds  
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jewel  
      n  
1    a precious or semiprecious stone; gem  
2    a person or thing resembling a jewel in preciousness, brilliance, etc.  
3    a gemstone, often synthetically produced, used as a bearing in a watch  
4    a piece of jewellery  
5    an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork  
6    jewel in the crown   the most valuable, esteemed, or successful person or thing of a number  
who will be the jewel in the crown of English soccer?     
      vb   , -els, -elling, -elled  
     (U.S.)   , -els, -eling, -eled  
7    tr   to fit or decorate with a jewel or jewels  
     (C13: from Old French jouel, perhaps from jeu game, from Latin jocus)  
  jewelled     (U.S.)  
  jeweled      adj  
  jewel-like      adj  


crown-jewel option  
      n  
Informal   an option given by a company subjected to an unwelcome takeover bid to a friendly firm, allowing this firm to buy one or more of its best businesses if the bid succeeds  

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jewel

  
1    brilliant, gemstone, ornament, precious stone, rock     (slang)   sparkler     (informal)   trinket  
2    charm, collector's item, find, gem, humdinger     (slang)   masterpiece, paragon, pearl, prize, rarity, treasure, wonder  

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