trove

[trohv]
noun
1.
a collection of objects.
2.
treasure-trove ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1885–90; short for treasure-trove

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trove (trəʊv)
 
n
See treasure-trove

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trove
1888, from treasure trove (1550), from Anglo-Fr. tresor trové (1190), translating L. thesaurus inventus, lit. "treasure found." Originally any precious metal object one finds hidden whose owner is unknown. As this usually meant ancient hordes, the term came to mean "treasure horde" in popular
use. Rendered treasure found from 1467.
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Example sentences
Treasure-trove was then considered as an important branch of the revenue of the sovereign.
The real treasure trove was to be found in the students' innovations.
Every decade has its treasure trove of ignored publications.
The museum pays nothing-not a cent, not a euro-for this art trove.
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