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English definition of “treasure trove”

treasure trove

noun [C or U]     /ˈtreʒ.əˌtrəʊv/ US  /-ɚˌtroʊv/
a large amount of money or a large number of valuable objects found hidden somewhere and seeming to belong to no one: A Roman soldier's pay , found by a metal detector enthusiast in Norfolk, has been declared treasure trove .Large amounts of moneySmall amounts of money a treasure trove of sth a place that is full of something good: a treasure trove of information Though small , this museum is a veritable treasure trove of history .Pleasant and make-believe places
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