[ 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.
Words nearby cornucopia
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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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 cornucopiacornucopian, adjective
Word Origin for cornucopia
C16: from Late Latin, from Latin cornūcōpiae horn of plenty
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