cornucopia


cor·nu·co·pia

noun \ˌkr-nə-ˈkō-pē-ə, -nyə-ˈ\

: 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
:  a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance
2
:  an inexhaustible store :  abundance
3
:  a receptacle shaped like a horn or cone
cor·nu·co·pi·an \-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.

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Origin of CORNUCOPIA

Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty
First Known Use: 1508

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

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