Cornucopia



[kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh, -nyuh-] /ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ə, -nyə-/

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.
/ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə/
noun
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
n.

c.1500, from Late Latin cornucopia, from Latin cornu copiae “horn of plenty,” originally the horn of the goat Amalthea, who nurtured the infant Zeus. See horn (n.) and copious.

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