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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


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In classical mythology, a cornucopia [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh] is a horn containing food and drink in endless supply.  Representations of this horn, a symbol of abundance, are often seen at Thanksgiving time, as in the photo above.  Cornucopia can also be used in a more figurative way -- as a noun meaning "a plentiful, overflowing supply".

She set the cornucopia on the table for a festive centerpiece.

The room contained shelf after shelf of books
on every subject, a cornucopia of knowledge.

What ways can you think of to use the word "cornucopia"?

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