Definition of cornucopia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɔːnjuˈkəʊpiə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrnjuˈkoʊpiə//
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  1. 1(also horn of plenty) a decorative object shaped like an animal’s horn, shown in art as full of fruit and flowers
  2. 2(formal) something that is or contains a large supply of good things The book is a cornucopia of good ideas. Harvard has produced a cornucopia of leaders for the United States in many fields.
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae ‘horn of plenty’ (a mythical horn able to provide whatever is desired).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cornucopia