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See also: cornucópia
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɔː.nəˈkəʊ.pi.ə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɔːɹ.nəˈkoʊ.pi.ə/, /ˌkɔːɹ.njəˈkoʊ.pi.ə/
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- (Greek mythology) A goat's horn endlessly overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain; or full of whatever its owner wanted: or, an image of a such a horn, either in two or three dimensions.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, […], OCLC 21345056, page 59:
- It soon came: as they were on their way to a transparency of their majesties, not a little larger than life—with Bellona, in a very handsome helmet, on one side, and Peace, with a cornucopia and a full blown wreath of roses, on the other—the path was interrupted by a little knot of gentlemen.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 105:
- There are other mysteries expressed by the bison horn, the Paleolithic original of which the classical cornucopia is a copy: the horn of plenty is the universal vulva from which emerge all the creatures of life, plants, animals, and humans.
- A hollow horn- or cone-shaped object, filled with edible or useful things.
- An abundance or plentiful supply.
- The store provided a veritable cornucopia of modern gadgets.
mythical horn endlessly overflowing with food and drink
hollow horn- or cone-shaped object, filled with edible or useful things
abundance or plentiful supply
cornucopia f (plural cornucopie)
cornucopia f (plural cornucopias)