Aladdin's cave

noun

Definition of Aladdin's cave

chiefly British
:a place containing a vast collection of unusual objects
  • … we found a strange two-storey barn-like building … with a below-street-level Aladdin's cave of dusty old furniture, much of it from the 1920s and 30s …
  • —Stephen JoyceIn BritainApril 1974

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Origin and Etymology of aladdin's cave

from the cave in a traditional Middle Eastern tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp


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