WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
en•clave /ˈɛnkleɪv, ˈɑn-/USA pronunciation n. [countable] a country or part of a country surrounded by foreign territory. any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one:His neighborhood was an enclave of Italian families and their businesses.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

enclave /ˈɛnkleɪv/ n
  1. a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the surrounding territories
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from Old French enclaver to enclose, from Vulgar Latin inclāvāre (unattested) to lock up, from Latin in-² + clavis key



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