Folsom

adjective
Fol·​som | \ˈfōl-səm \

Definition of Folsom 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Folsom

geographical name
Fol·​som | \ˈfōl-səm \

Definition of Folsom (Entry 2 of 2)

city in California northeast of Sacramento population 72,203

First Known Use of Folsom

Adjective

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Folsom

Adjective

Folsom, town in New Mexico

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