The Jones family and all of the descendants of that family are an example of the Jones clan.
A group of artists who live together in a communal house and who share an interest in abstract art are an example of a clan of artists.
Other Word Forms
Origin of clan
- Middle English from Scottish Gaelic clann family from Old Irish cland offspring from Latin planta plant, sprout plat- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition