Meaning of CLAN in English

CLAN

/ klæn; NAmE / noun [ C +sing./pl. v . ]

1.

a group of families who are related to each other, especially in Scotland :

the Macleod clan

clan warfare

2.

( informal , sometimes humorous ) a very large family, or a group of people who are connected because of a particular thing :

one of a growing clan of stars who have left Hollywood

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Scottish Gaelic clann offspring, family, from Old Irish cland , from Latin planta sprout.

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