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Fol·som 1

1. A city of north-central California near Sacramento. It is the site of Folsom State Prison (opened 1880).
2. A village of northeast New Mexico near the Colorado border.

Fol·som 2

Of or relating to a culture that flourished in western North America east of the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene Epoch, notable chiefly for the use of grooved, leaf-shaped flint projectile points.

[After Folsom, New Mexico, where artifacts belonging to the culture were found.]
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(ˈfoʊl səm)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a prehistoric North American culture extensive in the Great Plains about 11,000 years ago and typified by the use of a typically leaf-shaped and fluted flint point used on projectiles.
[after Folsom, a village in NE New Mexico, near where remains typifying the culture were found in 1925]
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