cornua copiae
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. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Bot.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form. [1913 Webster]

Note: Some writers maintain that this word should be written, in the singular, {cornu copi[ae]}, and in the plural, {cornua copi[ae]}. [1913 Webster]


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