Simple Definition of treasure trove
: a collection of valuable things (such as gold and silver coins or jewels) found in a place where it was hidden, buried, etc.
: a source or collection of valuable things
Full Definition of treasure trove
1 : treasure that anyone finds; specifically : gold or silver in the form of money, plate, or bullion which is found hidden and whose ownership is not known
2 : a valuable discovery, resource, or collection
Examples of treasure trove
Divers found a treasure trove of gold and silver in the wreckage of a ship that sank hundreds of years ago.
<the ancient city, having been almost perfectly preserved under volcanic ash for nearly 2,000 years, is proving to be a treasure trove of archaeological information>
Origin of treasure trove
Anglo-French tresor trové, literally, found treasure
First Known Use: 1523
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