Meaning of CLAN in English
/ klæn; NAmE / noun [ C +sing./pl. v . ]
a group of families who are related to each other, especially in Scotland :
the Macleod clan
( 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
late Middle English : from Scottish Gaelic clann offspring, family, from Old Irish cland , from Latin planta sprout.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005