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treasure-trove

[ trezh-er-trohv ]

noun

  1. anything of the nature of treasure or a treasury that one finds:

    Mother's attic was a treasure-trove of memorabilia.

  2. Law. any money, bullion, or the like, of unknown ownership, found hidden in the earth or any other place: in the absence of statutory provisions to the contrary it may be kept by the finder.


treasure-trove

noun

  1. law valuable articles, such as coins, bullion, etc, found hidden in the earth or elsewhere and of unknown ownership. Such articles become the property of the Crown, which compensates the finder if the treasure is declared. In 1996 treasure was defined as any item over 300 years old and containing more than 5% precious metal
  2. anything similarly discovered that is of value


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Word History and Origins

Origin of treasure-trove1

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French tresor trové found treasure. See treasure, trover

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Word History and Origins

Origin of treasure-trove1

C16: from Anglo-French tresor trové treasure found, from Old French tresor treasure + trover to find

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Example Sentences

Storage containers hold a treasure trove of mascara, lipstick, blush, and other makeup.

After Blumenfeld died his family feuded over his treasure trove of pictures and negatives.

On Wednesday the Library of Congress released its treasure trove of Harding love letters.

Imagine the treasure trove of biting one-liners Maggie Smith would deliver about a relative dating a black man.

So he had a treasure trove that he could only spend a bit at a time and hope not to get caught.

I presented my trophy and treasure-trove to the fairy-like Miss Wee-wee.

The Chinese have slumbered for five thousand years above a treasure trove of oil, coal and iron.

It's lucky I knew the laws of treasure trove or I'd 'ave been shoutin' there and then.

From your eyes I realize that it is treasure-trove and yet to me it is meaningless.

I'm afraid you will find nothing more than straw or shavings in your treasure-trove, Russ.

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