Dixie

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Dixie

1. the southern states of the US; the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War
2. a song adopted as a marching tune by the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Dixie

popular name for Southern states in U.S. and for song. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 587]
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