a portion of a country geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory: West Berlin was an exclave of West Germany.
Origin of exclave
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Related Words for exclaveprovince, sector, land, neighborhood, district, zone, area, country, terrain, colony, nation, field, state, street, enclave, commonwealth, empire, section, mandate, expanse
Word Origin for exclave
C20: from ex- 1 + -clave, on the model of enclave
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An outlying, detached portion of a gland or other part, as of the thyroid or pancreas; an accessory gland.
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