American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A goat's horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity. Also called horn of plenty.
- n. Greek Mythology The horn of the goat that suckled Zeus, which broke off and became filled with fruit. In folklore, it became full of whatever its owner desired.
- n. A cone-shaped ornament or receptacle.
- n. An overflowing store; an abundance: a cornucopia of employment opportunities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, the horn of plenty (which see, under horn).
- n. Hence A horn-shaped or conical vessel or receptacle; especially, such a vessel of paper or other material, filled or to be filled with nuts or sweetmeats.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of grasses whose spikes resemble the cornucopia in form.
- n. An extension of the choroid plexus into each lateral recess of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
- n. Greek mythology A goat's horn endlessly overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain; or full of whatever its owner wanted.
- n. A hollow horn- or cone-shaped object, filled with edible or useful things.
- n. An abundance or plentiful supply.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.
- n. (Bot.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form.
- n. a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
- n. the property of being extremely abundant
- From Latin Cornūcōpiae ("mythical horn of plenty"), from cornū ("horn") + cōpia ("supply") (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin cornūcōpia, from Latin cornū cōpiae : cornū, horn; see cornu + cōpiae, genitive of cōpia, plenty; see op- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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