Pronunciation: (klō'vis),[key] —n. 1. a town in central California. 33,021.
2. a city in E New Mexico. 31,194.
3. a male given name.
Pronunciation: (klō'vis),[key] —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 (Clo'vis point") used in big-game hunting.