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noun as in something inherited, often antique


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Better yet, get to a local farmers market and take advantage of heirloom varieties, like blue potatoes or hubbard squash, swapping them out for mainstream grocery store produce.

Set your socially distanced dessert table in style with Molly Hatch’s modern heirloom ceramic plates and mugs featuring matching icon prints of candy canes, Christmas trees, gingerbread folx, holly, ice skates, and snowflakes.

That can vary, depending on the item — people are likelier to retrieve a family heirloom than they are a buzzsaw.

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These are heirloom-quality items that I take pride in maintaining with warm beeswax.

Skeptics of the hologenome idea—that microbes and host comprise a single evolutionary unit—argue that microbes aren’t always passed like heirlooms between generations.

The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.”

Walking through rows of Swiss chard, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, and artichokes, he can tell you exactly when each is at its peak.

They had to infect the perfectly adequate data with the totally improbable idea of a 400-year-old heirloom elk antler tool.

And then heirloom varieties tend to be more nutritious—and delicious—than modern, overbred varieties.

Unfortunately, most heirloom apple trees have long since been ripped out of the ground.

And instead of taking care of this precious heirloom, he goes and locks it away in a safe.

And if the monumental record of their virtues be a just one, why did they heirloom on posterity this bitter heritage of swearing?

The dog is an heirloom and will descend to the Gishes of the next generation, in the direct line of inheritance.

These spoons long remained an heirloom in the clergyman's family to testify the truth of the story.

"It is an heirloom of my mother's family, your Grace," returned its owner in a constrained, half-hearted way.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heirloom, such as: antique, bequest, birthright, gift, heritage, and inheritance.

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