- of or relating to a Paleo-Indian cultural tradition of North America, especially the American Southwest, dated 10,000–9000 b.c. and characterized by a usually bifacial, fluted stone projectile point (Clovis point) used in big-game hunting.
Origin of Clovis1
- a town in central California.
- a city in E New Mexico.
- a male given name.
- a.d. c465–511, king of the Franks 481–511.
Examples from the Web for clovis
While the Clovis, California native may not have completely believed that, he wasn't about to sit around and find out.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
“Presidential impeachment under almost any circumstances has a way of dividing America,” Clovis said.
In 2013, for example, Clovis said that it would be difficult to impeach the President “because he claims to be black.”
The first U.S. immigrants were known as the Clovis people and arrived 13,000 years ago from Asia.Ellis Island’s Doubled-Edged Legacy
May 25, 2014
That meant the Clovis child should have been of European ancestry.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
The truth is that you were a lady at the Court of Clovis, and I was a heathen captive.The Gentleman From Indiana
Clovis was converted at the age of thirty, and died at forty-five.
The conversion of Clovis was the first light which arose in this darkness.
In this letter we are at a hundred years after the conversion of Clovis.
Clovis and Dagobert were the benefactors of the church of Strasburg.
- German name Chlodwig. ?466–511 ad, king of the Franks (481–511), who extended the Merovingian kingdom to include most of Gaul and SW Germany
Word Origin and History for clovis
type of prehistoric stone spearpoints, 1943, from Clovis, New Mexico, U.S., near which place they were found. The town is said to have been named for the Frankish king Clovis (Latinized from Frankish Chlodovech, from Germanic masc. proper name *hluda-wigaz "famous in battle," cognate with Ludwig and Louis).