Definition of clachan in English:

clachan

Pronunciation: /ˈklakən//ˈklaKHən/

noun

  • (in Scotland or Northern Ireland) a small village or hamlet.

    • ‘Head up the north-east side of the river bank and past the remains of an old village or clachan - another sad reminder of a previous way of life.’
    • ‘Our developments anchor on the idea of the clachan or hamlet.’
    • ‘The Glencoe Visitor Centre, run by the National Trust for Scotland, is designed as a traditional ‘clachan,’ or Highland village.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish clachán.

Pronunciation:

clachan

/ˈklakən//ˈklaKHən/