V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: an abundance, especially of food

Synonyms: abundance, profusion, plenty, wealth

Antonyms: paucity, scarcity, lack

Tips: The word cornucopia comes from the Latin cornu copiae, meaning "horn of plenty." Traditionally, a cornucopia is a horn or cone-shaped object, overflowing with fruit, but in a more general sense, cornucopia denotes any abundance.

Usage Examples:

A cornucopia of wonderful foods was available at the buffet, and I couldn't decide what to try first. (abundance, profusion)

A cornucopia of delights awaited the children at the birthday party. (profusion, wealth)

The guests arrived at the pot-luck dinner with a cornucopia of treats. (abundance, profusion)

My mother likes to create a cornucopia of miniature pumpkins and dried corn as the centerpiece for our autumn table. (horn-shaped bowl with produce coming out of it)

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