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What Exactly Is A Cornucopia?
It’s Thanksgiving, you’re sitting around the table, the food is coming out, and you look up, salivating, only to see a giant horn full of fruits and veggies sitting in the middle of the table. Why is this here, and what does it mean?
Origin of cornucopia
OTHER WORDS FROM cornucopiacor·nu·co·pi·an, adjectivecor·nu·co·pi·ate [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-it], /ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ɪt/, adjective
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What is a cornucopia?
Cornucopia refers to an abundance or an overflowing supply, as in Santa Claus’ workshop has a cornucopia of toys, everything from alphabet blocks to stuffed zebras.
A cornucopia is a horned-shaped container filled with food or a decoration resembling this. You might commonly see images of a straw cornucopia with fruits and vegetables in it around Thanksgiving.
The original cornucopia comes from Greek mythology. It was an empty goat horn that spilled out an endless supply of food and drink.
The adjective cornucopian describes something related to a cornucopia, usually a large amount of something, as in The warehouse was stocked with a cornucopian amount of food and drinks.
Example: We were amazed by the cornucopia of foods and desserts available at the bustling marketplace.
Where does cornucopia come from?
The first records of the word cornucopia come from around 1585. It comes from the Latin cornūcōpiae meaning “horn of plenty.” It combines the Latin cornū, meaning “horn,” and cōpia, meaning “abundance.”
The cornucopia, also known as “the horn of plenty,” comes from Greek mythology. The Greek god Zeus was nursed by a goat named Amalthaea. She presented Zeus with one of her horns, which was filled with an endless supply of fruit. Today, images of this magic horn are used to represent abundance, especially of food.
The name of the constellation Capricorn comes from the same Latin words cornucopia originates from. In some legends, Capricorn the Goat is actually the same Amalthaea that gifted Zeus the horn of plenty.
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- cornucopian (adjective)
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Cornucopia is a word used to mean “a large amount” or something that has a large supply of stuff in it.
Thank you to all the members of the Crossroads Church for providing the Sheriff's Office with so many delicious snacks in appreciation of public safety. You inspired a lot of smiles 😊.
Captain Pearce had the envious task of accepting the cornucopia of goodies!#ThankYou
— Mendocino Sheriff (@MendoSheriff) August 20, 2020
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— NWS Riverton (@NWSRiverton) September 5, 2020
In the whole cornucopia of Youtube, nothing has ever made my son laugh as hard as cartoons from the 1940s and 50s.
— Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) May 8, 2017
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Cornucopia is a word that means a shortage or dwindling supply of something.
How to use cornucopia in a sentence
Pair those beers with a cornucopia of food, including tacos from Hi-Fi Taco, Detroit pizza squares from Slice Joint, or smashburgers from Red Apron.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 29-Aug. 4|Fritz Hahn, Anying Guo, Chris Richards|July 29, 2021|Washington Post
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The caterpillars gorge on the flora cornucopia, and the butterfly numbers balloon.A European butterfly bonanza starts with caterpillars 4,000 miles away|Benji Jones|June 25, 2021|Vox
For nearly 20 years, the 25 nominees for best actor, actress, and director receive a commercial cornucopia of products and vouchers for exotic trips and services from brands hoping for some celebrity media exposure.There’s a Chadwick Boseman NFT card in the Oscar swag bag|Anne Quito|April 25, 2021|Quartz
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.
The plane was overflowing with a cornucopia of luxury food and amenities, as if destined for Paris.
Each presents such a cornucopia of opportunity, it would be hard to know where to begin.Eric Alterman: What Liberals Want From Iowa's Caucuses|Eric Alterman|December 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"We just figure if he wins there will be a cornucopia of material for us," said a fellow who identified himself as G Man.
Springtime is the best time for foraging, with a cornucopia of wild vegetables sprouting up in all parts of the country.
It had two pilasters of stone cut in facets, and the coping represented a reclining woman holding a cornucopia.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Bracelet, with a winged cornucopia as central ornament, set with plasmas, and with filigree and leaf work.
This can be forced through a pastry tube, or through a cornucopia, made from ordinary white letter paper.The New Dr. Price Cookbook|Anonymous
Faith, I've seen Hamlut played wid a new black eye an' the queen as full as a cornucopia.Soldier Stories|Rudyard Kipling
A bunch of violets or a box of mignonnette suggests to sensitive imaginations the whole cornucopia of Flora.