Etymology
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Cockaigne (n.)

"imaginary country of abundance and bliss, the abode of luxury and idleness, lubberland," c. 1300, from Old French Cocaigne (12c.), which is of obscure origin; speculation centers on words related to cook (v.) and cake (compare Middle Dutch kokenje, a child's honey-sweetened treat; also compare Big Rock Candy Mountain). The German equivalent is Schlaraffenland ("Land of Lazy Monkeys").

updated on January 08, 2018

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Definitions of Cockaigne from WordNet

Cockaigne (n.)
(Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness;
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