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I am having trouble coming up with a noun that is almost like an Easter egg. Is there any word that could be something someone intentionally leaves for another person to find at a later time?

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    You could call it an "Easter egg". Apr 27 '14 at 22:19
  • What about: Hidden gifts!!
    – user66974
    Apr 27 '14 at 22:20
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    you might be able to shoehorn the word cache for this purpose. Apr 27 '14 at 22:23
  • When this is done in computer programs, the term is “Easter egg” as @PeterShor suggests. I’ve seen the phrase used for in-jokes slipped into books or movies, but they are usually termed “shout-outs” to their referents; I don’t know another term used when this hidden joke is not a reference. What is the context you’re looking for a word within? Apr 27 '14 at 22:34
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    @J.C.Salomon I'm trying to come up with a name for my app. Apr 27 '14 at 22:41
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[A] word that could be something someone intentionally leaves for another person to find at a later time

  • treasure (as in buried)

  • prize

  • discovery (at first not such good match; but ...)

  • gift

  • galleon (as in treasure ship)

Also, check synonyms of all the suggestions you get.

Drawing a longer bow

  • inheritance

  • rainbow (as in rainbow's end)

TAFN

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A gem is the only commonly known word for a hidden treasure. However, people in Europe and in the Mideteranian countries will recognize (truffle) as a good word for your app.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terfeziaceae

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Gem is the most obvious answer I can think of.

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Consider the following: hidden message, cryptic code (or crypt), cipher, secret, puzzle, inside joke, Cicada 3301 (if you're up-to-date with Internet culture), and the Lost Ark (if you're an Indiana Jones fan).

EDIT: For your app name, here are some ideas by playing with the phrase "Easter egg":

  • Easter Leggs!
  • Easter Feaster!
  • Easter Teaser

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