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Friday, December 24, 2004

Definitions for cornucopia

  1. The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.
  2. An overflowing supply; an abundance.

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Citations for cornucopia
The fruit-trade float was a huge colorful cornucopia spilling forth a bountiful harvest. David Traxel, 1898: The Birth of the American Century
Ship chandlers' shelves and floors were crammed to overflowing with acornucopia of stores and equipment, the buildings pungent with the aroma of tarred hemp rope. Alan Gurney, The Race to the White Continent
Origin of cornucopia
1585-1595
Cornucopia is from Latin cornu copiae, "horn of plenty."