Cockayne



[ko-keyn] /kɒˈkeɪn/

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[ko-keyn] /kɒˈkeɪn/
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a fabled land of luxury and idleness.
/kɒˈkeɪn/
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a variant spelling of Cockaigne
/kɒˈkeɪn/
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(medieval legend) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
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c.1300, from Old French Cocaigne (12c.) “lubberland,” imaginary country, abode of luxury and idleness. Of obscure origin, speculation centers on words related to cook (v.) and cake (cf. Middle Dutch kokenje, a child’s honey-sweetened treat; also cf. Big Rock Candy Mountain). The German equivalent is Schlaraffenland.

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