Martin (1992: 308):
Hyponyms do not directly presume their superordinates, but they may presume them indirectly through bridging. … In the following examples hyponyms are bridged from their superordinates:
BRIDGING: HYPONYM FROM HYPERONYM[5:23] Ben admired his flowers, especially the roses.
BRIDGING: HYPONYM FROM HYPERONYM[5:24] Ben hated the insects, especially the mosquitos.
These are just clear cases of hyponymy. The underlined grammatical reference item the is irrelevant to the cohesiveness of the lexical relation.