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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A valuable or valued article handed down in a family over the years.

Usage examples (36)
  • An old photograph can be an important heirloom if it is labeled with a name and a date.
  • I've also become very interested in heirloom seeds.
  • Having a piece your family’s heirloom is special, not to mention cheaper than buying something brand new.
  • One thing that was very enlightening was that "heirloom" tomatoes had names. for more
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