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cornucopia

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noun cor·nu·co·pia \ˌkȯr-nə-ˈkō-pē-ə, -nyə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of cornucopia

  • : a container that is shaped like a horn and is full of fruits and flowers

  • : a great amount or source of something

Full Definition of cornucopia

  1. 1 :  a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance

  2. 2 :  an inexhaustible store :  abundance

  3. 3 :  a receptacle shaped like a horn or cone

cor·nu·co·pi·an play \-pē-ən\ adjective

Examples of cornucopia

  1. The market is a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.

  2. The book includes a cornucopia of wonderful stories.



Illustration of cornucopia

Origin of cornucopia

Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty


First Known Use: 1508

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CORNUCOPIA Defined for Kids

cornucopia

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noun cor·nu·co·pia \ˌkȯr-nə-ˈkō-pē-ə, -nyə-\

Definition of cornucopia

  1. :  a container in the shape of a horn overflowing with fruits and flowers used as a symbol of plenty





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