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[trohv] /troʊv/
a collection of objects.
treasure-trove (def 2).
Origin of trove
1885-90; short for treasure-trove Unabridged
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  • Whereupon he loaded Kwaque with his trove and put him in front to lead along the runway to the beach.

  • Often she prayed Tarraway to come for her, but he turned a deaf ear to her cry, and was never more seen in trove.

  • I never knew it was there, and gave the trove to Naboth as a direct gift from Heaven.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling
  • Junius stayed with the trove in his hands and the tingling of an odd excitement in his mind.

  • trove was Bluebell's confidant and the repository of her woes, and perhaps as safe a one as young ladies generally choose.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
British Dictionary definitions for trove


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Word Origin and History for trove

1888, from treasure trove (c.1550), from Anglo-French tresor trové (late 12c.), translating Latin thesaurus inventus, literally "treasure found." Originally any precious metal object one finds hidden whose owner is unknown. As this usually meant ancient hoards, the term came to mean "treasure hoard" in popular use. Rendered treasure found from mid-15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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