horn of plenty

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horn of plenty

n. pl. horns of plenty

[Translation of Late Latin cornūcōpia; see cornucopia.]

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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
HORN OF PLENTY Waghorn fires in with a superb free-kick
A Horn of greed B Horn of health C Horn of nature D Horn of plenty 11.
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.
Is the Grail a platter, a cup, a horn of plenty, a rock, a seed, a divine child, or a woman?
HORN OF PLENTY Frankie Dettori celebrates Arc success on Golden Horn
Joyce Exley, Liverpool 17 Horn of plenty ON THE same day I learnt the Savoy Jazz Band was to cease its concerts at the Hilbre, in West Kirkby, on Monday nights, I heard the heartening news that Merseyside trumpeter Phil Lucas was to rejoin the Big Easy Jazz Band, playing on the third Sunday of the month at Melrose Hall, Hoylake.
day goes on, backing up its horn of plenty to this house, that house,
HORN OF PLENTY Gers hero Waghorn celebrates adding a double to his tally
HORN OF PLENTY Martyn Waghorn hits the first of his double against Raith last week and can lead another goal rush today as Rangers take on Livingston
The Horn of Plenty -- Glory is a splendid objet d'art made with over 4,800 pieces of natural gemstones.
Also called horn of plenty, the black trumpet, a chanterelle relative, packs a rich flavor with fruity undertones into its demure fluted form.