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A city of southeast Texas south-southeast of Houston on Galveston Island at the entrance to Galveston Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded by French pirates in 1816, it grew as a port in the mid-1800s.


(ˈgæl və stən)

a seaport in SE Texas, on an island at the mouth of Galveston Bay. 56,720.
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Noun1.Galveston - a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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