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A city in California
A site that contained evidence of an early Native American culture
A city in central northeastern New Mexico
adj. German Chlodweg born 466 died Nov. 27, 511, Paris, Fr. Merovingian founder of the Frankish kingdom. The son of Childeric I, king of the Salian Franks, Clovis was still a pagan when he conquered the last Roman ruler in Gaul at Soissons (486). He extended his rule as far south as Paris by 494. His wife, Clotilda, was a Catholic princess later recognized as a saint. She sought to convert Clovis to her faith. According to Gregory of Tours, during a faltering campaign against the Alamanni in 496, Clovis invoked his wife's god and saw defeat turned to victory. He was baptized at Reims two years later, and he credited St. Martin of Tours for his victory over the Visigoths. Although he was the first Germanic king to accept Catholic Christianity, Clovis expressed interest in Arian Christianity before converting to his wife's religion. He promulgated the legal code known as the Lex Salica. He is traditionally regarded as the founder of the French monarchy and the original French champion of the Christian faith
{i} family name; male first name; city which is an eastern suburb of Fresno (California, USA); city in eastern New Mexico (USA); Clovis I (466-511), king of the Franks (481-511) who united Gaul and set up his capital at Paris; Clovis II, king of the Franks (637-655); Clovis III, king of the Franks (691-695)
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)
{s} of or describing prehistoric human North American culture characterized by leaf-shaped flint points that were used as parts of hunting weapons
Clovis I
King of the Franks (481-511) who unified Gaul as a single kingdom and established his capital at Paris. His name, Gallicized as "Louis," was given to 18 later French monarchs
Clovis complex
Widely distributed prehistoric culture of North America characterized by leaf-shaped flint projectile points with fluted sides. The complex also includes bone tools, hammerstones, scrapers, and unfluted points. It derives its name from the first site examined, in 1932, near Clovis, N.M. Clovis projectile points, dating from 10,000 BC, have been found in association with mammoth bones and indicate the existence of a big-game hunting tradition among the earliest settlers of North America. See also Folsom complex
clovis culture
the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by sharp fluted projectile points made of obsidian or chalcedony

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    /ˈklōvəs/ /ˈkloʊvɪs/


    [ 'klO-v&s ] (adjective.) 1956. Shortened from Latin Clodovicus, an equivalent of Louis.

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