Clovis

adjective
Clo·​vis | \ ˈklō-vəs How to pronounce Clovis (audio) \

Definition of Clovis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a widely distributed prehistoric culture of North America characterized by leaf-shaped flint projectile points having fluted sides

Clovis

geographical name
Clo·​vis | \ ˈklō-vəs How to pronounce Clovis (audio) \

Definition of Clovis (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Clovis

Adjective

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Clovis

Adjective

Clovis, New Mexico

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“Clovis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clovis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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