Definitions for clovisˈkloʊ vɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Clo•visˈkloʊ vɪs(n.)

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

    Category: Geography (places)

Clo•visˈkloʊ vɪs(adj.)

  1. pertaining to a North American prehistoric culture, 10,000–9000 b .c ., characterized by a fluted stone projectile point (Clo′vis point`) for hunting.

    Category: Anthropology, Archaeology

Origin of Clovis:

1955–60; <Clovis, New Mexico

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Clovis, Clovis I(noun)

    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)


  1. Clovis(ProperNoun)

    A city in central northeastern New Mexico.

  2. Clovis(ProperNoun)

    A city in California.

  3. Clovis(ProperNoun)

    A site that contained evidence of an early Native American culture.

  4. Origin: Shortened from Clodovicus, an equivalent of Louis.


  1. Clovis

    Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States. with a population of 37,775 as of the 2010 census. Clovis is located in the New Mexico portion of the Llano Estacado, in the eastern part of the state. A largely agricultural community it is also noted for its role in early rock music history. as well as nearby Cannon Air Force Base. It is the principal city of the Clovis Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area.


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