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Cockaigne


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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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