Folsom

adjective
Fol·​som | \ ˈfōl-səm How to pronounce Folsom (audio) \

Definition of Folsom

: 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

First Known Use of Folsom

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Folsom

Folsom, town in New Mexico

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“Folsom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Folsom. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Folsom geographical name

Fol·​som | \ ˈfōl-səm How to pronounce Folsom (audio) \

Definition of Folsom

city in California northeast of Sacramento population 72,203

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