texas Idioms & Phrases


capital of texas

  • noun state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
    Austin.
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texas armadillo

  • noun having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
    peba; Dasypus novemcinctus; nine-banded armadillo.
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texas bluebonnet

  • noun closely resembles Lupinus subcarnosus; southwestern United States (Texas)
    Lupinus texensis.
  • noun low-growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States
    bluebonnet; Lupinus subcarnosus; buffalo clover.
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texas chachalaca

  • noun of Mexico and Texas
    Ortilis vetula macalli.
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texas fever

  • noun an infectious disease of cattle transmitted by the cattle tick
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texas horned lizard

  • noun of arid and semiarid open country
    Phrynosoma cornutum.
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texas independence day

  • noun Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836
    March 2.
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texas leaguer

  • noun (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
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texas longhorn

  • noun long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States
    longhorn.
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texas millet

  • noun annual weedy grass used for hay
    goose grass; Panicum Texanum.
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texas purple spike

  • noun orchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers; of open brushy woods of southeastern Arizona and central Texas
    Hexalectris warnockii.
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texas ranger

  • noun a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
    Ranger.
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texas snowbell

  • noun styrax of southwestern United States; a threatened species
    Styrax texana; Texas snowbell.
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texas snowbells

  • noun styrax of southwestern United States; a threatened species
    Styrax texana; Texas snowbell.
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texas star

  • noun prairie herb with solitary lilac-colored flowers
    Sabbatia campestris; prairia Sabbatia.
  • noun Texas annual with coarsely pinnatifid leaves; cultivated for its showy radiate yellow flower heads
    Lindheimera texana.
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texas storksbill

  • noun of prairies and desert areas of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Erodium texanum.
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texas toad

  • noun nocturnal burrowing toad of mesquite woodland and prairies of the United States southwest
    Bufo speciosus.
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texas tortoise

  • noun close relative to the desert tortoise; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates
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university of texas

  • noun a university in Austin, Texas
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