abbrev. TX or Tex
state of the SW U.S., on the Gulf of Mexico & the Mexican border
, 1845; 261,797 sq mi
(678,052 sq km); pop. 20,852,000; cap
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Word origin of 'Texas'Sp Texas, earlier pronounced (teʹshäs), orig. an ethnic name < Caddo tayša, friends, allies