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Texas

Tex·as

Texas

 
pronunciation:
tek ss
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a southwestern U.S. state between Mexico and Oklahoma. (abbr.: TX)
definition 2: (l.c.) a structure on the upper deck of a steamboat that contains the officers' quarters.
derivations: Texan (adj.), Texan (n.)
Word History
Texas means "allies" or "friends" in the Hasinai language. The Hasinai were a federation of Caddo tribes living in eastern Texas when Spaniards started exploring the area around 1528.