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An informal name for the southern states of the US. It was used in the song ‘Dixie’ (1859), a marching song popular with Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War.
A large iron cooking pot used by campers or soldiers.
cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vesselView synonyms
- ‘It was either grass that was boiled up, or mangel wurzels and it was brought in with big dixies and had to be measured out.’
Early 20th century: from Hindi degcī cooking pot, from Persian degča, diminutive of deg pot.
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