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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Latin cornu copiae 'horn containing large amounts'

cornucopia

noun
     
cor‧nu‧co‧pi‧a [singular]
1AV a container in the shape of an animal's horn, full of fruit and flowers, used to represent a time when there are large supplies of food
2 literary a lot of good things
cornucopia of
a cornucopia of delights

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