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heirloom

a chattel inherited by special custom or in accordance with the terms of a will.
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This dark old square of canvas, my fair cousin," said he, "has been an heirloom in the Province House from time immemorial.
But, to tell you the truth, I have no faith in this idea of the snake's being an heirloom.
Probably it was part of the original furniture, an heirloom in this magnificent palace of the Irish kings.
Does he too want you, or has the option on you become a family heirloom, to be passed on down from generation to generation?
Seeds crossed deliberately using two heirlooms or an heirloom with a hybrid, by saving and re-planting seeds for four or five seasons.
The "new heirlooms"--also called modern heirlooms, specialty, or artisanal tomatoes are not technically heirloom varieties.
Compared to the other two seed types, heirlooms are more superior because they're non-hybrid, non-GMO, and open-pollinated.
Growing heirlooms ensures that the unique genetic properties of these old varieties will survive.
However, many heirlooms are prized for having an old-time taste that's a far cry from tomatoes at the supermarket.
TOMATOES Heirlooms like 'Paul Robeson' lack the disdasse resistance of hybrids, but stasting them is a spiritual experience
There is something about family heirlooms that makes many of us check our brains at the door.