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An imaginary land of easy and luxurious living.

[Middle English cokaigne, from Old French, from (pais de) cokaigne, (land of) plenty, from Middle Low German kōkenje, diminutive of kōke, cake.]


(kɒˈkeɪn) or


(European Myth & Legend) medieval legend an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
[C14: from Old French cocaigne, from Middle Low German kōkenje small cake (of which the houses in the imaginary land are built); related to Spanish cucaña, Italian cuccagna]


or Cock•ayne


a fabled land of luxury and idleness.
[1250–1300; Middle English cokaygn(e) < Middle French (paide) cocaigne (land of) Cockaigne, idler's paradise]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cockaigne - (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
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