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cornucopia

[ kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh, -nyuh- ]
/ ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ə, -nyə- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of cornucopia

First recorded in 1585–95; from Late Latin cornū cōpiae “horn of plenty,” from Latin cornū “horn” + cōpiae (genitive singular of cōpia “abundance”); see origin at horn, cornu, copious
cor·nu·co·pi·an, adjectivecor·nu·co·pi·ate [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-it], /ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cornucopia

cornucopia
/ (ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə) /

noun

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
cornucopian, adjective
C16: from Late Latin, from Latin cornūcōpiae horn of plenty
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