Cor`nu*co"pi*a (k?r`n?-k?"p?-?), n.; pl. Cornucopias (-z). [L. cornu copiae horn of plenty. See Horn, and Copious.]
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.
⇒ Some writers maintain that this word should be written, in the singular, cornu copiae, and in the plural, cornua copiae.
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