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Definition of "treasure-trove" [treas•ure-trove]

  • Treasure found hidden. (noun)
  • Law Silver or gold in the form of bullion, plate, or money that is found hidden and has no known owner. (noun)
  • A discovery of great value. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "treasure-trove" in a sentence
  • "What may sound silly and foolish to one maybe a treasure-trove for another!"
  • "He made another discovery of treasure-trove in the library."
  • "Even though I've read the story a half-hundred times since, I still keep hoping he'll make it — but he never does (except in the original "story for boys" that King Hendricks and I discovered when I was working with him at Utah State in l966 with the treasure-trove of Londoniana donated by Irving Shepard)."