There are 2 main definitions of Folsom in English:


Syllabification: Fol·som
Pronunciation: /ˈfōlsəm/

Entry from US English dictionary

A city in north central California, northeast of Sacramento; population 67,788 (est. 2008).

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There are 2 main definitions of Folsom in English:


Line breaks: Fol¦som
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlsəm


[usually as modifier] Archaeology
A Palaeo-Indian culture of Central and North America, dated to about 10,500-8,000 years ago. The culture is distinguished by fluted stone projectile points or spearheads ( Folsom points). Compare with Clovis3.
More example sentences
  • That was what I was recording, this bunker, but then I looked down and saw the Folsom point lying there.
  • Clovis and Folsom points from these two nearby bison kills are predominantly of Edwards chert.
  • Besides making Folsom points, the group made Clovis points, ultra-thin bifaces and mesoamerican blades.


early 20th century: from Folsom, NE New Mexico, the area where remains were first found.

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