dutch oven means: Cast iron large kettle or pot with tight fitting lid to prevent steam escape. This is used to cook moist foods such as stewing and braising. Dutch ovens can be traced back to Pennsylvania Dutch history, and date back to the late 1700s. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does dutch oven mean?
Heavy cooking pot made of enamel-on iron or cast iron with heavy covers. (in Cooking Dictionary)