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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cornucopia  \Cor`nu*co"pi*a\  (k[^o]r`n[-u]*k[=o]"p[i^]*[.a]),  n.; 
  pl  {Cornucopias}  (-[.a]z).  [L.  cornu  copiae  horn  of  plenty. 
  See  {Horn},  and  {Copious}.] 
  1.  The  horn  of  plenty,  from  which  fruits  and  flowers  are 
  represented  as  issuing.  It  is  an  emblem  of  abundance. 
 
  2.  pl  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  grasses  bearing  spikes  of  flowers 
  resembling  the  cornucopia  in  form 
 
  Note:  Some  writers  maintain  that  this  word  should  be  written, 
  in  the  singular,  {cornu  copi[ae]},  and  in  the  plural, 
  {cornua  copi[ae]}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cornucopia 
  n  :  the  property  of  being  extremely  abundant  [syn:  {profusion}, 
  {profuseness},  {richness}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cornucopia,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54827 




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