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Cornucopia definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CORNUCOPIA, n. [L., a horn, and plenty.]
1. The horn of plenty, an emblem of abundance of fruits.
2. In architecture and sculpture, the figure of a horn, from which fruits and flowers are represented as proceeding.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity [syn: horn of plenty, cornucopia]
2: the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English" [syn: profusion, profuseness, richness, cornucopia]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty Date: 1508 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 cornucopian adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn. b an ornamental vessel shaped like this. 2 an abundant supply. Derivatives: cornucopian adj. Etymology: LL f. L cornu copiae horn of plenty

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cornucopia Cor`nu*co"pi*a (k[^o]r`n[-u]*k[=o]"p[i^]*[.a]), n.; pl. Cornucopias (-[.a]z). [L. cornu copiae horn of plenty. See Horn, and Copious.] 1. The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance. 2. pl. (Bot.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form. Note: Some writers maintain that this word should be written, in the singular, cornu copi[ae], and in the plural, cornua copi[ae].

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A cornucopia of things is a large number of different things. (LITERARY) ...a table festooned with a cornucopia of fruit. = abundance N-SING

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [L. pl. Cornucopioe.] Horn of plenty.

Moby Thesaurus

abundance, accumulation, amassment, backlog, bonanza, budget, collection, commissariat, commissary, cumulation, dump, endless supply, font, fount, fountain, gold mine, heap, hoard, horn of Amalthea, horn of plenty, inventory, larder, lode, mass, material, materials, materiel, mine, munitions, pile, plenitude, plenty, provisionment, provisions, quarry, rations, repertoire, repertory, resource, rick, source, source of supply, spring, stack, staple, stock, stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, stores, supplies, supply on hand, treasure, treasury, vein, well, wellspring


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