Word of the Day: CORNUCOPIA
Wishing you a bountiful table
cornucopia (noun) - a horn-shaped container overflowing with food, used to symbolize abundance; any abundant, copious, or generous supply
BREAKDOWN: The first cornucopia was the legendary horn of plenty, torn from the head of the River-god Achelous by Hercules himself. Today, any wicker basket will serve, as long as it overflows with food and good cheer. The roots of the word cornucopia are CORN- meaning horn and CO- (with) + OP- (to work) to produce copious. Truly, a horn of plenty!
“We're losing biodiversity globally at an alarming rate, and we need a cornucopia of different plants and animals, for the planet's health and our own.” –Diane Ackerman
[Our Wednesday Wildcards are fascinating and important words that are not derived from classical roots.]