bolson

[bohl-sohn]

Origin of bolson

1830–40, Americanism; < Spanish: big purse, equivalent to bols(a) purse (< Late Latin bursa; see bursa) + -ón augmentative suffix
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bolson

noun
  1. Southwestern US a desert valley surrounded by mountains, with a shallow lake at the centre

Word Origin for bolson

C19: from American Spanish bolsón, from Spanish bolsa purse, from Late Latin bursa bag; see purse
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