metonymy | mɪˈtɒnɪmi |
‘the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for business executive, or the turf for horse racing.’
noun (plural metonymies) [mass noun]
mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek metōnumia, literally ‘change of name’.
From Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) on macOS