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Texas

[tek-suh s]
noun
  1. a state in the S United States. 267,339 sq. mi. (692,410 sq. km). Capital: Austin. Abbreviation: Tex., TX (for use with zip code).
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Related formsTex·an, Tex·i·an [tek-see-uh n] /ˈtɛk si ən/, adjective, noun
Can be confusedTexan Tucson Tuscan
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Historical Examples of texian

  • So are certain Sioux and other dialects spoken within the Texian area.

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    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The nearest approach to a true Texian form of speech is the Attacapa.

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    Robert Gordon Latham

  • It may be so in a room, or a prison; but assuredly not in a Texian prairie.

  • We Greys, particularly the Europeans, looked at each other, greatly amused by this specimen of Texian military discipline.

  • Was there fear that Mexico would liberate Texian slaves if she found out the treaty before it was made?


British Dictionary definitions for texian

Texas

noun
  1. a state of the southwestern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: the second largest state; part of Mexico from 1821 to 1836, when it was declared an independent republic; joined the US in 1845; consists chiefly of a plain, with a wide flat coastal belt rising up to the semiarid Sacramento and Davis Mountains of the southwest; a major producer of cotton, rice, and livestock; the chief US producer of oil and gas; a leading world supplier of sulphur. Capital: Austin. Pop: 22 118 509 (2003 est). Area: 678 927 sq km (262 134 sq miles)Abbreviation: Tex, (with zip code) TX
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Word Origin and History for texian

Texas

Mexican province, briefly an independent nation and now a U.S. state, from Spanish Texas, Tejas, earlier pronounced "ta-shas," originally an ethnic name, from Caddo (eastern Texas Indian tribe) taysha "friends, allies," written by the Spanish as a plural. Baseball Texas-leaguer is recorded from 1905.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

texian in Culture

Texas

State in the southwestern United States bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas and Louisiana to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and New Mexico to the west. Its capital is Austin, and its largest city is Houston.

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One of the border states with Mexico; Mexican aliens often cross the border into Texas.

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One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.

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Long the largest state, it became second largest with the admission of Alaska as the forty-ninth state in 1959.
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