cornucopian

cornucopia

[kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh, -nyuh-]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply, said to have been a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
2.
a representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
3.
an abundant, overflowing supply.
4.
a horn-shaped or conical receptacle or ornament.

Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin cornū horn (see cornu) + cōpiae of plenty (genitive stem of cōpia); see copious

cornucopian, adjective
cornucopiate [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-it] , adjective
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cornucopia (ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə)
 
n
1.  Greek myth the horn of Amalthea, the goat that suckled Zeus
2.  a representation of such a horn in painting, sculpture, etc, overflowing with fruit, vegetables, etc; horn of plenty
3.  a great abundance; overflowing supply
4.  a horn-shaped container
 
[C16: from Late Latin, from Latin cornūcōpiae horn of plenty]
 
cornu'copian
 
adj

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cornucopia
1508, from L. cornu copiæ "horn of plenty," originally the horn of the goat Amalthea, who nurtured the infant Zeus. See horn and copious.
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