Clovis

adjective

Clo·​vis ˈklō-vəs How to pronounce Clovis (audio)
: of or relating to a widely distributed prehistoric culture of North America characterized by leaf-shaped flint projectile points having fluted sides

Word History

Etymology

Clovis, New Mexico

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Clovis was in 1956

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“Clovis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clovis. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Clovis

geographical name

Clo·​vis ˈklō-vəs How to pronounce Clovis (audio)
1
city in central California northeast of Fresno population 95,631
2
city in eastern New Mexico near the border with Texas population 37,775

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