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noun treasure pronunciation in British English /ˈtreʒə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a collection of valuable things, especially jewels or gold and silver objects. In stories, treasure is often stored in a treasure chest (=a large box)
    buried/hidden treasure: There are rumours of buried treasure in the old house.
    1. a.
      [countable] [usually plural] a valuable object, especially a piece of art or a historical object
      the treasures of the Vatican Museum
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you look after carefully because you think it is valuable or important
    This photograph from our wedding is my greatest treasure.

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