from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of valuable items discovered or found; a treasure-trove.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A treasure trove; a collection of treasure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something of value found; a find.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
Short for (treasure-)trove.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originally in the phrase treasure trove, from Anglo-Norman tresor trové 'found treasure'; postnominal adjective later reinterpreted as head noun. (Wiktionary)