Definition of cornucopia in English:
1A symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.
- 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.
1.1An ornamental container shaped like a goat’s horn.
- 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.
1.2An abundant supply of good things of a specified kind: the festival offers a cornucopia of pleasures
More example sentences
- 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.