Metonym



[met-uh-nim] /ˈmɛt ə nɪm/

noun
1.
a word used in .
/ˈmɛtənɪm/
noun
1.
a word used in a metonymy. For example the bottle is a metonym for alcoholic drink
n.

1788; see metonymy.

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