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cor·nu·co·pi·a / ˌkôrn(y)əˈkōpēə/ • n. a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn. ∎  an ornamental container shaped like such a horn. ∎  an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind: the festival offers a cornucopia of pleasures. DERIVATIVES: cor·nu·co·pi·an adj.

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cornucopia a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn. The word comes (in the early 16th century) from late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae ‘horn of plenty’, a mythical horn able to provide whatever is desired, in Greek mythology supposedly the horn of the goat Amalthea which suckled Zeus.

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cornucopia (kôr´nyōōkō´pēə), in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested. Some legends designate it as a horn of the river god Achelous, others as a horn of the goat Amalthaea. It is often represented as filled with fruits and flowers and has become the symbol of plenty.

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cornucopia XVI. — late L. cornūcōpia, earlier cornū cōpiæ ‘horn of plenty’, the horn of the goat Amalthea placed in heaven, emblem of fruitfulness and abundance.

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