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


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

1585–95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin cornū horn (see cornu) + cōpiae of plenty (genitive stem of cōpia); see copious


cor·nu·co·pi·an, adjectivecor·nu·co·pi·ate [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-it] /ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cornucopian

/ (ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə) /


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

Derived forms of cornucopia

cornucopian, adjective

Word Origin for cornucopia

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