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3. Abundance (See also Fertility.)

  1. Amaltheas horn horn of Zeuss nurse-goat which became a cornucopia. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 19]
  2. cornucopia conical receptacle which symbolizes abundance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65]
  3. Copia goddess of abundance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65]
  4. Cubbins, Bartholomew head sports abundant supply of hats. [Childrens Lit.: The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins ]
  5. Dagon (Dāgan ) fish-corn god symbolizing fertility and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 410]
  6. Daikoku god has inexhaustible sack of useful articles. [Jap. Myth.: LLEI, I: 325]
  7. Dhisana Vedic goddess of abundance. [Hinduism: Jobes, 439]
  8. Doritis epithet of Aphrodite, meaning bountiful. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 25]
  9. Goshen Egyptian fertile land; salvation for Jacobs family. [O.T.: Genesis 46:28]
  10. land of milk and honey land of fertility and abundance. [O.T.: Exodus 3:8, 33:3; Jeremiah 11:5]
  11. Thanksgiving Day American holiday celebrating abundant harvest; originally observed by Pilgrims (1621). [Am. Culture: NCE, 2726]
  12. wheat ears, garland of symbol of agricultural abundance and peace. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 374]
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a·bun·dance / əˈbəndəns/ • n. a very large quantity of something: an abundance of wildlife. ∎  the quantity or amount of something, e.g., a chemical element or an animal or plant species, present in a particular area, volume, sample, etc.: the relative abundances of carbon and nitrogen. ∎  the state or condition of having a copious quantity of something; plentifulness: vines and figs grew in abundance. ∎  plentifulness of the good things of life; prosperity: the growth of industry promised wealth and abundance.

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abundance XIV. — (O)F. abondance — L. abundantia, f. abundant- (whence abundant XIV), prp. stem of abundāre ABOUND; see -ANCE.

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Abundance

a profusion, a great plenty, an overflowing quantity. See also exuberance.

Examples: of superfluous breath, 1593; of valuable information, 1824; of mercy; of worthless and fabulous scoundrels, 1687; an abundance of good things.