Samuel houston

Houston

[hyoo-stuhn]
noun
1.
Sam(uel) 1793–1863, U.S. soldier and political leader: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
2.
a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Houston (ˈhjuːstən)
 
n
an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837--39; 1842--45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)

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Houston [(hyooh-stuhn)]

Largest city in Texas.

Note: A center of the oil industry and the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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