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Meaning of TREASURE TROVE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any collection of valuables that is discovered; "her book was a treasure trove of new ideas" or"mother's attic was a treasure trove when we were looking for antiques"
  2. [n]  treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
 
 Synonyms: trove
 
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, hoarded wealth, treasure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Treas"ure-trove`\, n. [Treasure + OF. trov['e],
F. trouv['e], p. p. of OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See
{Trover}.] (Common Law)
Any money, bullion, or the like, found in the earth, or
otherwise hidden, the owner of which is not known. In England
such treasure belongs to the crown; whereas similar treasure
found in the sea, or upon the surface of the land, belongs to
the finder if no owner appears.

 

 

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