- 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).
Examples from the Web for texian
So are certain Sioux and other dialects spoken within the Texian area.
The nearest approach to a true Texian form of speech is the Attacapa.
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?Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
- 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
Word Origin and History for texian
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.