Clovis


Clovis
/kloh"vis/, n.
1. a town in central California. 33,021.
2. a city in E New Mexico. 31,194.
3. a male given name.
/kloh"vis/, adj.
of or pertaining to a Paleo-Indian cultural tradition of North America, esp. 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.
[1955-60; after CLOVIS, New Mexico, near where such projectile points were found]

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      city, seat (1909) of Curry county, eastern New Mexico, U.S., in the High Plains (4,260 feet [1,298 metres] above sea level) near the Texas state line. It was founded in 1906 as a division point for the Santa Fe Railway. Centre of an irrigated farm and ranch area, it has extensive livestock-auction and cattle-feeding facilities and also markets sugar beets, sorghum, wheat, cotton, vegetables, poultry, and dairy products. Nearby Cannon Air Force Base contributes substantially to the economy. In 1932 prehistoric artifacts were discovered in the locality, and the city gave its name to the Clovis complex (a Stone Age culture). Inc. 1909. Pop. (1990) 30,954; (2000) 32,667.

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