Definition of trove in English:

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Pronunciation: /trəʊv/


A store of valuable or delightful things: the cellar contained a trove of rare wines
More example sentences
  • Today, these records offer troves of treasures to museum curators, anthropologists, and historians of science.
  • A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material reportedly found last month by a British tourist remained lost, a leading Beatles expert said.
  • I admit that I don't often go hunting for such troves - our house has only so much room to store them.


Late 19th century: from treasure trove.

  • treasure from Middle English:

    This came through Old French from Greek thēsauros ‘treasure, store, storehouse’, also the source of thesaurus. A treasure trove (Late Middle English) is now a collection of valuable or pleasing things that is found unexpectedly, but it originally referred to valuables of unknown ownership that were found hidden, which were the property of the Crown. The term came from Anglo-Norman French tresor trové meaning literally ‘found treasure’.

Words that rhyme with trove

behove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, grove, interwove, Jove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, wove

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