Pronunciation: (hyOO'stun), [key]
1. Sam(uel), 1793–1863, U.S. soldier and political leader: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38.
2. a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, ab. 50 mi. (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico. 1,594,086.
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