Cornucopia meaning

kôr'nə-kō'pē-ə, -nyə-
The definition of a cornucopia is a cone-shaped container that is overflowing with food and flowers, or an abundance of something.

An example of a cornucopia is the cone-shaped decoration often seen in Thanksgiving decorations.

An example of a cornucopia is a huge amount of food for a small barbecue.

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(Greek mythology) A goat's horn endlessly overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain; or full of whatever its owner wanted.
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A hollow horn- or cone-shaped object, filled with edible or useful things.
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An abundance or plentiful supply.

The store provided a veritable cornucopia of modern gadgets.

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A cone-shaped ornament or receptacle.
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An overflowing store; an abundance.

A cornucopia of employment opportunities.

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A horn of the goat that suckled Zeus: it becomes full of whatever its owner wants.
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An overflowing fullness; abundance.
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The horn of the goat that suckled Zeus, which broke off and became filled with fruit. In folklore, it became full of whatever its owner desired.
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A representation of a goat's horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity.
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Origin of cornucopia

  • Late Latin cornūcōpia from Latin cornū cōpiae cornū horn cornu cōpiae genitive of cōpia plenty op- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin Cornūcōpiae (“mythical horn of plenty”), from cornū (“horn”) + cōpia (“supply”)
    From Wiktionary