a large amount


cornucopia = eine große Menge, die Vielfalt; das Füllhorn, der Reichtum, der Überfluss



In the 80s and 90s, cash-rich Japanese firms acquired and invested in a CORNUCOPIA of businesses and other U.S. assets.

Entrepreneur Magazine

“Country diary: fill your nose with the CORNUCOPIA of July scents.”

The Guardian

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- A large amount of something; a great supply

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary


Cornucopia is a goat’s horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity. It’s also called a horn of plenty.

In Greek mythology, the cornucopia refers to the horn of the goat that fed Zeus, which broke off and became filled with fruit. The word derives from the Latin cornu (horn) copia (an abundant supply).


In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables.

In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.

Cornucopias are seen in the flag and state seal of Idaho, and the Great Seal of North Carolina depicts Liberty standing and Plenty holding a cornucopia.

The coat of arms of Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, and the coat of arms of the State of Victoria, Australia, also feature the cornucopia, symbolizing prosperity.

In the book and film series The Hunger Games, the Cornucopia is filled with weapons, and is the starting point of the Games.


a great deal of, a wealth of, abundance, bounty, copiousness, CORNUCOPIA, heaps, loads of, plenitude, plethora, prosperity

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