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Cockaigne

Cockaigne an imaginary land of idleness and luxury. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes from Old French cocaigne, as in pais de cocaigne ‘fool's paradise’, ultimately from Middle Low German kokenje ‘small sweet cake’, diminutive of koke ‘cake’.

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Cockaigne (In London Town)

Cockaigne (In London Town). Concert-ov., Op.40, by Elgar, comp. 1900–1 and ded. to ‘my many friends the members of British orchestras’. Title refers to imaginary land of idleness and luxury from which word ‘Cockney’ is said to be derived.

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Cockaigne, Land of

Land of Cockaigne (both: kŏkān´), legendary country described in medieval tales, where delicacies of food and drink were to be had for the taking. The Land of Cockaygne is a 13th-century English poem satirizing monastic life.

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