treasure house

noun
\ˈtre-zhər-ˌhau̇s, ˈtrā-\
variants: or less commonly treasure-house

Definition of treasure house 

1 : a building where treasure is kept : treasury

2 : a place or source (such as a collection) where many things of value can be found

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The stolid five-story structure at 220 E. Chicago Ave. was based on the traditional idea of the museum as a temple and treasure house. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "MCA's sensitive $16M renovation reflects how audiences interact with art, and each other," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of treasure house

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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