Cornucopia

Cor`nu*co"pi*a

(kr`n*k"p*), n.;
pl. Cornucopias (-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.
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2. pl. (Bot.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form.
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Some writers maintain that this word should be written, in the singular, cornu copi, and in the plural, cornua copi.
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Cor"nute

(k?r"n?t k?r-n?t"),

Cor*nut"ed

(k?r-n?"t?d), } a. [L. cornutus horned, from cornu horn.] 1. Bearing horns; horned; horn-shaped.
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2. Cuckolded. [R.] "My being cornuted." LEstrange.
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