Pronunciation: (dik'sē),[key] —n.Anglo-Indian. a large iron pot, esp. a 12-gallon camp kettle used by the British Army.
Pronunciation: (dik'sē),[key] —n. 1. Also called Dixieland, Dixie Land. the southern states of the United States, esp. those that were formerly part of the Confederacy.
2. (italics) any of several songs with this name, esp. the minstrel song (1859) by D. D. Emmett, popular as a Confederate war song.
3. a female given name.
4. whistle Dixie, to indulge in unrealistically optimistic fantasies.
—adj. of, from, or characteristic of the southern states of the United States.