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horn of plenty

n. pl. horns of plenty

[Translation of Late Latin cornūcōpia; see cornucopia.]
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horn of plenty

1. (Art Terms) another term for cornucopia
2. (Plants) an edible basidiomycetous fungus, Craterellus cornucopioides, related to the chanterelle and like it funnel shaped but dark brown inside and dark grey outside: found in broad-leaved woodland
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(ˌkɔr nəˈkoʊ pi ə, -nyə-)

n., pl. -pi•as.
1. a horn containing food and drink in endless supply, associated in classical mythology with the horn of the goat representing the nurse of the infant Zeus.
2. a representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
3. an abundant supply.
4. a horn-shaped or conical receptacle or ornament.
[1585–95; < Late Latin, = Latin cornū horn + cōpiae of plenty, genitive s. of cōpia]
cor`nu•co′pi•an, adj.
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Noun1.horn of plenty - a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization, symbol - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
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Clopin Trouillefou, with a very serious air and in a low voice, was regulating the distribution of an enormous cask of arms, which stood wide open in front of him and from whence poured out in profusion, axes, swords, bassinets, coats of mail, broadswords, lance-heads, arrows, and viretons,* like apples and grapes from a horn of plenty. Every one took something from the cask, one a morion, another a long, straight sword, another a dagger with a cross--shaped hilt.
'HORN OF PLENTY Derby County's double goal hero Martyn Waghorn
The vast interior is decorated with the country's largest artwork Hoorn des Overvloeds (Horn of Plenty) which covers 4,000 tiles and was made using software from Pixar.
Capricornus in name and Ian-The name Capricornus is Latin for "horned goat." The second half of the name is the "horn" part: A cornucopia is a horn of plenty ("copia" as in copious) and a mythical one-horned creature is a unicorn.
Concluding the proclamation ceremony the Archruid was presented with the Horn of Plenty by a local married woman, Iona Elisabeth Williams, who urged him to drink the "wine of welcome".
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Intelligentsia celebrated the United States as a horn of plenty, the embodiment of democracy, prosperity, and egalitarianism, stressing only the positive aspects and misunderstanding much of even these (e.g., mistaking share ownership with a form of workers' participation).
Is the Grail a platter, a cup, a horn of plenty, a rock, a seed, a divine child, or a woman?