Holy Grail

Holy Grail
noun
(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
Syn: ↑grail, ↑Sangraal
Topics: ↑legend, ↑fable
Instance Hypernyms: ↑chalice, ↑goblet

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noun, pl ⋯ Grails
1 or holy grail [count] : something that you want very much but that is very hard to get or achieve

Finding a cure for cancer is the holy grail of medical researchers.

2 the Holy Grail : the cup that is said to have been used by Jesus Christ and that was sought by knights during the Middle Ages

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the ˌHoly ˈGrail [Holy Grail] noun singular
= grail

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