from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An imaginary land of easy and luxurious living.
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- proper n. A land in medieval myth, a land of plenty, a land of luxury and idleness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An imaginary country of idleness and luxury; lotus-land.
- n. The land of cockneys; London and its suburbs.
- n. A London cockney.—This nickname is more than four hundred years old. For when Hugh Bigot added artificial fortifications to his naturally strong Castle of Bungey in Suffolk, he gave out this rhythme, therein vaunting it for impregnable:
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- n. (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
Middle English cokaigne, from Old French, from (pais de) cokaigne, (land of) plenty, from Middle Low German kōkenje, diminutive of kōke, cake.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)