treasure trove


treasure trove

noun

: 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

  1. Divers found a treasure trove of gold and silver in the wreckage of a ship that sank hundreds of years ago.
  2. <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

Rhymes with TREASURE TROVE

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