dixie

dixie
/dik"see/, n. Anglo-Indian.
a large iron pot, esp. a 12-gallon camp kettle used by the British Army.
[1895-1900; < Hindi degci, dim. of degca pot]

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      the (South, the) Southern U.S. states, especially those that belonged to the Confederate States of America (1860–65). The name came from the title of a song composed in 1859 by Daniel Decatur Emmett; this tune was popular as a marching song of the Confederate Army, and was often considered the Confederate anthem.

      According to the most common explanation of the name, $10 notes issued before 1860 by the Citizens' Bank of New Orleans and used largely by French-speaking residents were imprinted with dix (French: “ten”) on the reverse side; hence the land of Dixies, or Dixie Land, which applied to Louisiana and eventually the whole South.

      The song “Dixie” was originally a “hooray song” or walk-around in Jerry Bryant's minstrel show, for which Emmett, a native Ohioan of Virginian parents, performed and wrote music. It was played at the inauguration of Confederate Pres. Jefferson Davis on Feb. 18, 1861, in Montgomery, Ala.

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