Word of the Day: cornucopia

cor·nu·co·pia noun \ˌkr-nə-ˈkō-pē-ə, -nyə-ˈ\

: a container that is shaped like a horn and is full of fruits and flowers

: a great amount or source of something

Full Definition of CORNUCOPIA

: a curved goat’s horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance
: an inexhaustible store : abundance
: a receptacle shaped like a horn or cone


Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty

First Known Use: 1508

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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