Clovis

1
[ kloh-vis ]
/ ˈkloʊ vɪs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of Clovis

1
1955–60; after Clovis, New Mexico, near where such projectile points were found

Definition for clovis (2 of 3)

Clovis2
[ kloh-vis ]
/ ˈkloʊ vɪs /

noun

a town in central California.
a city in E New Mexico.
a male given name.

Definition for clovis (3 of 3)

Clovis I
[ kloh-vis; French klaw-vees ]
/ ˈkloʊ vɪs; French klɔˈvis /

noun

a.d. c465–511, king of the Franks 481–511.
German Chlodwig.
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British Dictionary definitions for clovis

Clovis I
/ (ˈkləʊvɪs) /

noun

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
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