Treasure-trove meaning

trĕzhər-trōv
Treasure found hidden.
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A valuable source or collection.

A book that is a treasure-trove of information.

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Silver or gold in the form of bullion, plate, or money that is found hidden and has no known owner.
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A discovery of great value.
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Treasure found hidden, the original owner of which is unknown.
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Any valuable discovery.
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Treasure found. Valuables found, secreted in the ground or other hiding place, usually gold or silver, that is of unknown ownership. The finder of such, under common law, is afforded title to the treasure trove against all except the actual owner.
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A treasure found of particularly great value.
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(law) Silver, gold or money that is found hidden and has no identifiable owner.
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Origin of treasure-trove

  • Anglo-Norman tresor trove Old French tresor treasure treasure Old French trove past participle of trover to find trover

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition