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treasure trove

noun

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. 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. 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

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