Word of the Day – Cornucopia

By December 25, 2019 Word of the Day

Cornucopia (noun)


A symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.

An abundant supply of good things of a specified kind.

Early 16th century from late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae ‘horn of plenty’ (a mythical horn able to provide whatever is desired).

Example sentences

“The Cornucopia in their motif symbolised their giving nature.”

“The Christmas table was a cornucopia of delicousness.”

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