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Cockaigne, Land of

Cockaigne or Cockayne, Land of (both: kŏkānˈ) [key], 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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