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treasure trove

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman tresor trové (found treasure), calque of Latin thesaurus inventus; postnominal adjective later reinterpreted as head noun.

NounEdit

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treasure trove (plural treasure troves)

  1. A hidden treasure, subsequently discovered.
  2. A valuable discovery.
  3. (law) Precious metal objects that were buried or concealed by an unknown owner.

SynonymsEdit

  • (treasure subsequently discovered): hoard

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