Meaning of cornucopia


A grocery store with a large selection of fruits and vegetables could be said to have a cornucopia of produce. A cornucopia is a lot of good stuff.

Around Thanksgiving in the United States, you’ll often see cornucopias or horn-shaped baskets filled with fruit and other goodies as centerpieces. Originally, a cornucopia was a goat’s horn filled with corn and fruit to symbolize plenty. Nowadays, a cornucopia is probably made of some kind of plaster or wicker, but it still symbolizes the same thing — a good harvest season.

Definitions of cornucopia
  1. noun

    a goat’s horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity


    horn of plenty

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    type of:

    symbol, symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization

    something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

  2. noun

    the property of being extremely abundant


    profuseness, profusion, richness

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    a profusion of growth on or over something else
    greenness, verdancy, verdure

    the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation

    a bewildering profusion
    type of:

    abundance, copiousness, teemingness

    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

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