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trove

[trohv] /troʊv/
noun
1.
a collection of objects.
2.
treasure-trove (def 2).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; short for treasure-trove
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British Dictionary definitions for trove

trove

/trəʊv/
noun
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Word Origin and History for trove
n.

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.

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