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Topic: LAW

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: tresor trové 'found treasure'

treasure trove

noun
     
treasure trove [uncountable]
1 a group of valuable or interesting things or pieces of information, or the place where they are
treasure trove of
Our Science Shop is a treasure trove of curiosities and gadgets.
2SCL British English law valuable objects, coins etc that are found where they have been hidden or buried, which are not claimed by anyone
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