- Classical Mythology. a horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply, said to have been a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
- a representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
- an abundant, overflowing supply.
- a horn-shaped or conical receptacle or ornament.
Origin of cornucopia
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The cornucopia of spiritual blessings was now opened on Mansoul.Bunyan</p>
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But look what the ornamentation is;—fruit and leaves, abundant, in the mouth of a cornucopia.Ariadne Florentina
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In one hand the figure held a cornucopia, in the other a pair of pincers.
Every gift of genius that Nature can shower from her cornucopia.'
- Greek myth the horn of Amalthea, the goat that suckled Zeus
- a representation of such a horn in painting, sculpture, etc, overflowing with fruit, vegetables, etc; horn of plenty
- a great abundance; overflowing supply
- a horn-shaped container
C16: from Late Latin, from Latin cornūcōpiae horn of plenty
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Word Origin and History for cornucopia
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