Definition of cornucopia in English:
- These were decorated using stencils and bronze powders (which were less expensive than paints) with motifs such as cornucopias, baskets of flowers, trailing vines, and a wide variety of decorative patterns.
- Bring a cornucopia or other symbol of thanksgiving and photos of some of your friends, the children you meet, and members of the church family.
- Bring the cornucopia or other symbol of thanksgiving that you used last week.
- The rare cornucopia shown in Plate XVI is embellished with free-floating murrhine and entwined with a seventeenth-century-style crested serpent.
- The figure of Ceres on the stem of the cup holds a cornucopia.
- Although the author does not mention it, you can see, from the useful illustrations contained here, that the cornucopia in Britannia's hand has been transformed into a sword in the hand of Leviathan.
- Asian powers such as China and Japan have economies dependent on exports and are eager to supply us with a cornucopia of goods.
- With Edinburgh playing host to a cornucopia of festivals over the coming month, it can be difficult to step back and take each individual programme on its own merit.
- The Visual Arts Gallery is hosting the exhibition titled ‘Dreams’ a cornucopia of digital media printed on canvas.
- Example sentences
- I imagine the beguiling capsules pricked, skins wrinkling as they leak though they look certain as glass as if plucked from the cornucopian table of a seventeenth century still life.
- John Greenway, Derek Watson and many others will not be able to resist the temptation to win a hamper, a turkey, whisky and lovely money amongst the cornucopian prize list.
- Not so the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, whose inaugural show some 25 years ago featured a cornucopian banquet table loaded with the daily breads of the world - twisted, braided, and kneaded.
copious from Late Middle English:
Copious is from Latin copia ‘plenty’, also found in the symbol of fruitfulness the cornucopia (late 16th century) or ‘horn of plenty’, and in copy (Late Middle English). The radical change of meaning from the Latin came about because copia had a secondary meaning of ‘permission, licence, opportunity’. Latin phrases such as copiam describendi facere ‘permission to make a transcription’ led to copia being used in medieval Latin to mean a copy.
Words that rhyme with cornucopiadystopia, Ethiopia, myopia, subtopia, Utopia
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