Examples from the Web for metonymies
For a time it seems not so important to classify the metonymies as to make peas or dandelion taste like coffee.The Story of a Life|J. Breckenridge Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for metonymies
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for metonymy
Word Origin and History for metonymies
1560s, from French métonymie (16c.) and directly from Late Latin metonymia, from Greek metonymia, literally "a change of name," related to metonomazein "to call by a new name; to take a new name," from meta- "change" (see meta-) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name (n.)). Figure in which the name of one thing is used in place of another that is suggested by or associated with it (e.g. the Kremlin for "the Russian government"). Related: Metonymic; metonymical.