Fol·​som ˈfōl-səm How to pronounce Folsom (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric culture of North America on the east side of the Rocky Mountains that is characterized by flint projectile points having a concave base with side projections and a longitudinal groove on each face

Word History


Folsom, town in New Mexico

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Folsom was in 1928

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“Folsom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Fol·​som ˈfōl-səm How to pronounce Folsom (audio)
city in California northeast of Sacramento population 72,203

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