If there is bounty on your table, it means you have a wide variety and large quantity of food. If there's a bounty on your head, it means the government has put out a reward for your capture.

Bounty derives from the Latin bonus "good." Both meanings of bounty are connected with the idea of generosity, giving. A government known for its bounty will probably set a large bounty on the head of a murderer at large.

Definitions of bounty
  1. noun
    the property of copious abundance
    synonyms: amplitude, bountifulness
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    type of:
    abundance, copiousness, teemingness
    the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
  2. noun
    generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
    synonyms: bounteousness
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    type of:
    generosity, generousness
    the trait of being willing to give your money or time
  3. noun
    payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
    synonyms: premium
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    payment made in return for a service rendered
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