Clovis

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Clo·vis 1

 (klō′vĭs)
A city of eastern New Mexico in the Llano Estacado near the Texas border.

Clo·vis 2

 (klō′vĭs)
adj.
Of or relating to a prehistoric human culture widespread throughout North America from about 11,500 to 10,500 bc, distinguished by sharp fluted projectile points made of chalcedony or obsidian.

[After Clovis1New Mexico.]

Clo•vis

(ˈkloʊ vɪs)

n.
a city in central California. 50,323.

Clo•vis

(ˈkloʊ vɪs)

adj.
pertaining to a North American prehistoric culture, 10,000–9000 B.C., characterized by a fluted stone projectile point (Clo′vis point`) for hunting.
[1955–60; <Clovis, New Mexico]
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Noun1.Clovis - king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchyClovis - king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)