Treasure-trove Definition

trĕzhər-trōv
noun
Treasure found hidden, the original owner of which is unknown.
Webster's New World
Silver or gold in the form of bullion, plate, or money that is found hidden and has no known owner.
American Heritage
Any valuable discovery.
Webster's New World
A valuable source or collection.
A book that is a treasure-trove of information.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Treasure-trove

Noun

Singular:
treasure-trove
Plural:
treasure-troves, treasures trove

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

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