treasure trove

noun

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

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Examples of treasure trove in a Sentence

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
Recent Examples on the Web While the items are a treasure trove for any Buffy fan, Hannigan does admit some of them have seen better days. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," 7 Oct. 2020 Whether those are curl plopping or soap brows, TikTok is actually a treasure trove of beauty advice from regular people and experts alike. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Easy TikTok Mascara Hack Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies," 5 Oct. 2020 These are super-high-quality in terms of both sound and clarity of footage, and for DMB fans, a treasure trove of past performances. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arts & Culture Newsletter: Discovering the Dave Matthews Band Drive-In Concert Series," 13 Aug. 2020 Officially, the full set is owned by, and usually resides at, Duke University, which acquired the feminist treasure trove in 2015. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "At Long Last, an Exhibition Celebrates Centuries of Women at Work," 22 Jan. 2020 Google is sharing its treasure trove of data about runny noses and fevers to help health researchers learn more about covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Washington Post, "Live updates: CDC asks states to prepare to distribute coronavirus vaccine as soon as Nov. 1," 3 Sep. 2020 The entire Loire Valley is a treasure trove of beautiful castles, but Château de Chenonceau easily rises to the top—both in terms of beauty and popularity. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "42 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales," 27 Aug. 2020 From summer-ready, lightweight foundations to bronzers, serums and eye creams (just to name a few), this sale is a bonafide treasure trove of skincare and beauty deals, so don't wait to stock up! Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "IT Cosmetics' CC+ Cream has nearly 15,000 glowing reviews—and it's on sale," 19 Aug. 2020 YouTube is a treasure trove of documentary resources. Mark Yost, WSJ, "Remembering a Total War," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of treasure trove

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for treasure trove

Anglo-French tresor trové, literally, found treasure

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The first known use of treasure trove was in 1523

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14 Oct 2020

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“Treasure trove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treasure%20trove. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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treasure trove

noun

English Language Learners 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

treasure trove

noun
\ -ˈtrōv \

Legal Definition of treasure trove

: treasure that anyone finds specifically : gold or silver in the form of money, plate, or bullion that is found hidden and whose ownership is not known

Note: State law determines who is entitled to a treasure trove.

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