Appendix:Glossary of collective nouns by collective term

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Here is a list of collective nouns by collective term:

A[edit]

  • aerie of eagles
  • aerie of hawks
  • agenda of tasks
  • ambush of tigers
  • ambush of widows
  • anthology of poems
  • anthology of prose
  • archipelago of islands
  • argument of architects
  • argument of wizards
  • argumentation of historians
  • armada of ships
  • army of ants
  • army of caterpillars
  • army of frogs
  • army of herrings
  • army of soldiers
  • array of hedgehogs
  • arsenal of guns
  • ascension of larks
  • assembly of clergy
  • atlas of maps

B[edit]

  • badelynge of ducks (on the ground)
  • bag of game
  • bale of turtles
  • band of coyotes
  • band of gorillas
  • band of jays
  • band of men
  • band of musicians
  • bank of circuits
  • bank of monitors
  • bank of swans
  • banner of knights
  • barrel of monkeys
  • barren of mules
  • bask of crocodiles
  • basket of plums
  • batch of bread
  • battery of artillery
  • battery of barracuda
  • battery of guns
  • bazaar of guillemots
  • bed of clams
  • bed of flowers
  • bed of oysters
  • bed of snakes
  • bellowing of bullfinches
  • belt of asteroids
  • bench of bishops
  • bench of judges
  • bench of magistrates
  • bevy of beauties
  • bevy of deer (roe deer)
  • bevy of doves
  • bevy of ladies
  • bevy of larks
  • bevy of maidens
  • bevy of otter
  • bevy of otters
  • bevy of quail
  • bevy of roe deer
  • bevy of swans
  • bew of partridges
  • bill of ruffs
  • bind of eels
  • bind of salmon
  • blessing of unicorns
  • bloat of hippopotami
  • blush of boys
  • board of directors
  • bob of seals
  • boil of hawks
  • boll of flour
  • bond of women
  • book of wagers
  • bouquet of flowers
  • bouquet of pheasants (when flushed)
  • brace of bucks
  • brace of ducks (a pair)
  • brace of grouse
  • brace of pheasants (a pair)
  • branch of Mormons (Latter-day Saints)
  • brigade of soldiers
  • brood of chickens
  • brood of chicks
  • brood of grouse (single family)
  • brood of hens
  • brood of turkeys (young)
  • budget of papers
  • building of rooks
  • bunch of bananas
  • bunch of grapes
  • bunch of seals
  • bunch of wigeon
  • bundle of asparagus
  • bury of conies
  • bury of rabbits
  • business of ferrets
  • business of flies

C[edit]

  • cache of jewels
  • cache of weapons
  • caravan of camels
  • cartload of chimpanzees
  • cartload of monkeys
  • cast of actors
  • cast of falcons
  • cast of hawks
  • caste of flower-pots
  • catch of collective nouns
  • catch of fish
  • cavalcade of horsemen
  • cete of badgers
  • chain of bobolinks
  • chain of islands
  • chain of matches
  • charm of finches
  • charm of fairies
  • charm of goldfinches
  • charm of hummingbirds
  • chatter of budgerigars
  • chattering of chicks
  • chattering of choughs
  • chattering of goldfinches
  • chest of drawers
  • chine of polecats
  • choir of angels
  • chorus of angels
  • circus of puffins
  • clamour of rooks
  • clan of hyenas
  • clash of bucks
  • clashing of economists
  • class of students
  • clattering of choughs
  • clew of worms
  • cloud of gnats
  • cloud of grasshoppers
  • cloud of sea fowl
  • clowder of cats
  • cluck of chickens
  • clump of reeds
  • clump of trees
  • cluster of bombs
  • cluster of cats
  • cluster of computers
  • cluster of grapes
  • cluster of grasshoppers
  • cluster of spiders
  • cluster of stars
  • clutch of chicks
  • clutch of eggs
  • clutch of motorcyclists
  • clutter of cats
  • clutter of spiders
  • clutter of starlings
  • coalition of cheetahs
  • coil of wigeon
  • collection of objects
  • collective of nouns
  • colony of ants
  • colony of badgers
  • colony of bats
  • colony of beavers
  • colony of frogs
  • colony of fungus
  • colony of gulls
  • colony of lepers
  • colony of penguins
  • colony of puffins (on land)
  • colony of rabbits
  • colony of rats
  • colony of seals
  • colony of vultures
  • communion of saints
  • company of actors
  • company of moles
  • company of parrots
  • company of soldiers
  • company of wigeon
  • confab of doctors
  • conflagration of arsonists
  • confraternity of smokers
  • confusion of architects
  • congregation of alligators
  • congregation of birds
  • congregation of crocodiles
  • congregation of people
  • congregation of plovers
  • congregation of worshippers
  • congress of baboons
  • conspiracy of ravens
  • constellation of stars
  • converting of preachers
  • convocation of eagles
  • convoy of lorries
  • convoy of trucks
  • copse of trees
  • cornucopia of slugs
  • corps of giraffes
  • cortege of mourners
  • cote of doves
  • coterie of prairie dogs
  • coven of witches
  • cover of coots
  • covert of coots
  • covey of grouse
  • covey of partridges
  • covey of pheasants (on the ground)
  • covey of ptarmigans
  • covey of quail
  • covey of woodcock
  • cowardice of curs
  • cran of herrings
  • crash of hippopotami (hippos)
  • crash of rhinoceri (rhinos)
  • crash of seals
  • creche of penguins
  • crew of sailors
  • crowd of onlookers
  • crowd of people
  • cry of dogs
  • cry of hounds
  • culture of bacteria

D[edit]

  • deceit of lapwings
  • deck of sailors
  • descent of relatives
  • descent of woodpeckers
  • desert of lapwings
  • destruction of cats (feral)
  • dicker of hides
  • disguising of tailors
  • dissimulation of birds
  • diving of teal
  • division of soldiers
  • doading of sheldrakes
  • dole of doves
  • dole of turtles
  • dopping of ducks (diving)
  • dopping of sheldrakes
  • dout of cats (house cats)
  • down of hares
  • down of rabbits
  • down of sheep
  • doyft of swine
  • draught of butlers
  • draught of fish
  • dray of squirrels
  • drift of bees
  • drift of boars (herded)
  • drift of hogs
  • drift of swans (on water)
  • drift of swine
  • dropping of pigeons
  • drove of asses
  • drove of bullocks
  • drove of cattle
  • drove of donkeys
  • drove of goats
  • drove of hares
  • drove of oxen
  • drove of pigs
  • drove of rabbits
  • drove of sheep
  • drum of goldfinches
  • dule of doves
  • dule of turkeys
  • dule of turtles
  • durante of toucans

E[edit]

  • earth of foxes
  • eleven of cricketers
  • eleven of footballers
  • embarrassment of riches
  • equivocation of politicians
  • erst of bees
  • exaltation of larks

F[edit]

  • faculty of academics
  • fall of lambs
  • fall of woodcock
  • family of beavers
  • family of otter
  • farrow of pigs (piglets)
  • fellowship of yeomen
  • fesnying of ferrets
  • fesnyng of ferrets
  • festival of balloons
  • fesynes of pheasants
  • fidget of altar boys
  • field of racehorses
  • field of runners
  • fitting of sails
  • fixie of hipsters
  • flange of baboons
  • flap of nuns
  • fleet of bass
  • fleet of boats
  • fleet of cars
  • fleet of ducklings
  • fleet of lorries
  • fleet of ships
  • fleet of trucks
  • fleet of vehicles
  • flick of rabbits
  • flight of aeroplanes
  • flight of bees
  • flight of birds
  • flight of cormorants
  • flight of doves
  • flight of dragons
  • flight of goshawks
  • flight of pigeons
  • flight of stairs
  • flight of steps
  • flight of swallows
  • fling of dunlins
  • fling of oxbirds
  • fling of sandpipers
  • flink of cows
  • float of crocodiles
  • flock of birds
  • flock of bustards
  • flock of camels
  • flock of chickens
  • flock of ducks
  • flock of geese
  • flock of goats
  • flock of parrots
  • flock of pigeons
  • flock of seagulls
  • flock of sheep
  • flock of swifts
  • flock of tourists
  • flock of turkeys
  • flotilla of boats
  • flotilla of swordfish
  • flourish of strumpets
  • flush of ducks (brood)
  • flush of mallards (on land)
  • fluther of jellyfish
  • flutter of fags
  • fold of cattle
  • fold of sheep
  • fraunch of millers
  • fun of fish

G[edit]

  • gaggle of geese (on the ground)
  • gaggle of (military) officers
  • galaxy of starlets
  • gam of whales
  • gang of elk
  • gang of hoodlums
  • gang of labourers
  • gang of slaves
  • gang of thieves
  • garland of sonnets
  • gathering of clans
  • gatling of woodpeckers
  • gaze of raccoons
  • generation of vipers
  • giggle of girls
  • glaring of cats
  • gleam of herrings
  • glide of flying fish
  • glint of goldfish
  • glitter of generals
  • grist of bees
  • group of guinea pigs
  • group of islands
  • grove of trees

H[edit]

  • hand of bananas
  • haras of horses
  • harem of seals
  • haul of fish
  • head of curlews
  • heap of trash
  • heard of harlots
  • hedge of herons
  • herd of antelope
  • herd of asses
  • herd of boar
  • herd of buffalo
  • herd of buffaloes
  • herd of caribou
  • herd of cattle
  • herd of chamois
  • herd of chinchillas
  • herd of cows
  • herd of cranes
  • herd of deer
  • herd of donkeys
  • herd of elephants
  • herd of elk
  • herd of fairies
  • herd of giraffes (tower)
  • herd of gnus (paper)
  • herd of goats (caper)
  • herd of hippopotami
  • herd of horses
  • herd of llamas
  • herd of moose
  • herd of oxen
  • herd of pigs
  • herd of ponies
  • herd of sea horses
  • herd of seals
  • herd of swans
  • herd of swine
  • herd of walruses
  • herd of whales
  • herd of wolves
  • herd of wrens
  • herd of yaks (conversation)
  • herd of zebras (crossing)
  • hill of beans
  • hill of ruffs
  • hive of bees
  • holiness of donuts
  • horde of gerbils
  • horde of gnats (itching)
  • horde of hamsters
  • horde of mice
  • horde of rats
  • horde of savages
  • host of angels
  • host of sparrows
  • house of senators
  • hover of crows
  • hover of trout
  • huddle of lawyers
  • huddle of penguins
  • hurtle of sheep
  • husk of hares
  • husk of rabbits

I[edit]

  • illusion of painters
  • implausibility of gnus
  • intrusion of cockroaches

K[edit]

  • kaleidoscope of butterflies
  • kendle of kittens
  • kennel of dogs
  • kettle of hawks
  • kindle of kittens
  • kine of cattle
  • knab of toads
  • knob of seals
  • knob of teal
  • knob of wigeon
  • knot of frogs
  • knot of toads

L[edit]

  • labour of moles
  • lead of foxes
  • leap of lambs
  • leap of leopards
  • leash of bucks
  • leash of deer
  • leash of foxes
  • leash of greyhounds
  • leash of hares
  • leash of hawks
  • leash of hounds
  • leash of rabbits
  • lepe of leopards
  • litter of cats (kittens)
  • litter of cubs
  • litter of dogs (puppies)
  • litter of kittens
  • litter of piglets
  • litter of pups
  • litter of whelps
  • lodge of beavers
  • loft of pigeons
  • lounge of lizards

M[edit]

  • machination of monkeys
  • malapertness of pedlars
  • marvel of unicorns
  • mask of raccoons
  • mass of priests
  • match of nightingales
  • melody of harpers
  • memory of elephants
  • menagerie of animals
  • mess of grits
  • mess of iguanas
  • mess of officers
  • mews of capons
  • miller of whores
  • mischief of mice
  • mischief of rats
  • mob of emus
  • mob of kangaroos
  • mob of meerkats
  • mob of sheep (Australian)
  • mob of wallabies (bounce)
  • mouthful of worms
  • movement of moles
  • multiply of husbands
  • murder of crows
  • murmuration of starlings
  • muscle of marines
  • muster of peacocks
  • muster of soldiers
  • muster of storks
  • mustering of storks
  • mutation of thrush
  • mute of hounds

N[edit]

  • nest of beakers
  • nest of crocodiles
  • nest of eggs
  • nest of hornets
  • nest of machine guns
  • nest of mice
  • nest of pheasants
  • nest of rabbits
  • nest of snakes
  • nest of vipers
  • nest of wasps
  • neverthriving of jugglers
  • nide of pheasants (on the ground)
  • nosegay of flowers
  • nuisance of cats (house cats)
  • number of mathematicians
  • nursery of raccoons
  • nye of pheasants (on the ground)

O[edit]

  • obesiance of servants
  • observance of hermits
  • obstinacy of buffaloes
  • orchestra of musicians
  • ostentation of peacocks
  • outfit of sails

P[edit]

  • pace of asses
  • pace of donkeys
  • pack of bears (polar bears)
  • pack of coyotes
  • pack of dogs
  • pack of grouse
  • pack of grouse (large group)
  • pack of gulls
  • pack of hounds
  • pack of mongooses
  • pack of mules
  • pack of rats
  • pack of sharks
  • pack of stoats
  • pack of weasels
  • pack of wolves
  • paddling of ducks (swimming)
  • panel of experts
  • pantheon of gods
  • parade of elephants
  • parade of penguins
  • parcel of deer
  • parcel of hogs
  • parcel of penguins
  • parel of troops
  • park of artillery
  • park of cars
  • parliament of owls
  • parliament of ptarmigans
  • parliament of rooks
  • party of jays
  • party of rainbow fish
  • passel of brats
  • passel of hogs
  • passel of possums
  • peal of bells
  • peep of chickens
  • piddle of puppies
  • pile of books
  • pile of dung
  • pint of mussels
  • pit of snakes
  • piteousness of doves
  • pitying of doves
  • pitying of turtle doves
  • plague of locusts
  • plague of rats
  • platoon of soldiers
  • plump of ducks (flying)
  • plump of seals
  • plump of waterfowl
  • plump of wildfowl
  • plump of woodcock
  • pocket of hops
  • pocket of oranges
  • pod of dolphins
  • pod of peas
  • pod of porpoises
  • pod of seals
  • pod of walruses
  • pod of whales
  • pod of whiting
  • ponder of philosophers
  • pontification of preachers
  • pontification of priests
  • pool of typists
  • posse of police
  • pounce of cats
  • poverty of pipers
  • prattle of parrots
  • prettying of doves
  • prickle of hedgehogs
  • prickle of porcupines
  • pride of lions
  • pride of peacocks
  • prudence of vicars
  • puddling of mallards (on water)
  • pump of ducks (in flight)
  • punnet of strawberries
  • purse of winnings

Q[edit]

  • quarrel of sparrows
  • quire of newspapers
  • quiver of arrows
  • quiver of cobras

R[edit]

  • rabble of butterflies
  • radiance of cardinals
  • raffle of turkeys
  • raft of alligators
  • raft of coots
  • raft of ducks (while idle in water)
  • raft of otter
  • raft of penguins (in water)
  • raft of puffins (on water)
  • raft of widgeon
  • rafter of turkeys
  • rag of colts
  • rainbow of butterflies
  • rake of colts
  • rake of mules
  • rangale of deer
  • range of mountains
  • rayful of knaves
  • rhumba of rattlesnakes
  • richesse of martens
  • ring of keys
  • roll of coins
  • romp of otters
  • rookery of penguins
  • rookery of seals
  • roost of fowls
  • roost of pigeons
  • rope of onions
  • rope of pearls
  • rouleau of coins
  • rouleau of money
  • round of drinks
  • rout of knights
  • rout of wolves
  • route of wolves
  • royalty of princesses
  • rumble of artillery
  • rumpus of baboons
  • run of fish
  • run of hens
  • run of poultry
  • run of salmon
  • run of whales
  • rush of pochards

S[edit]

  • sarcasm of stagehands
  • sault of lions
  • scatter of ravers
  • school of butterfly fish
  • school of fish
  • school of porpoises
  • school of salmon
  • school of shark
  • school of sharks
  • school of whales
  • scold of jays
  • scorn of camels
  • scourge of mosquitoes
  • screech of gulls
  • scurry of squirrels
  • sea of bishops
  • sedge of bitterns
  • sedge of cranes
  • sedge of herons
  • sequitur of logicians
  • serving of spoons
  • set of bowls
  • set of golf clubs
  • set of sails
  • setting of eggs
  • sheaf of arrows
  • sheaf of corn
  • shimmer of hummingbirds
  • shitload of stuff
  • shoal of bass
  • shoal of fish
  • shoal of herrings
  • shoal of pilchards
  • shoal of salmon
  • shower of bastards
  • shrewdness of apes
  • shuffle of bureaucrats
  • siege of bitterns
  • siege of cranes
  • siege of herons
  • singular of boars
  • sizzle of sausages (snaggle)
  • skein of geese (in flight)
  • skein of goslings
  • skein of silk
  • skirl of bagpipes
  • skulk of foxes
  • skulk of friars
  • slate of candidates
  • sleuth of bears
  • slew of homework
  • slither of snakes
  • sloth of bears
  • smack of jellyfish
  • snarl of leopards
  • snatch of pickpockets
  • sneak of weasels
  • sord of mallards
  • sord of wildfowl
  • sounder of boars
  • sounder of hogs
  • sounder of pigs (wild pigs)
  • sounder of swine
  • soviet of ants
  • sowse of lions
  • span of mules
  • span of oxen
  • spawn of umbrellas
  • spinney of trees
  • spring of teals
  • sprinkle of hoses
  • squad of players
  • squad of soldiers
  • squadron of aeroplanes
  • stable of horses
  • staff of employees
  • staff of servants
  • stalk of foresters
  • stand of arms
  • stand of flamingo
  • stand of plovers
  • stand of trees
  • staple of zines
  • stare of owls
  • state of princes
  • stench of skunks
  • stick of (air-dropped) bombs
  • stick of paratroopers
  • stock of businessmen
  • storytelling of crows
  • storytelling of ravens
  • storytelling of rooks
  • streak of tigers
  • stream of minnows
  • string of ducks
  • string of pearls
  • string of ponies
  • string of racehorses
  • stud of horses (for breeding)
  • stud of mares
  • suit of sails
  • superfluity of nuns
  • sute of mallards
  • sute of bloodhounds
  • swarm of ants
  • swarm of bees
  • swarm of butterflies
  • swarm of eels
  • swarm of flies
  • swarm of gnats
  • swarm of insects
  • swarm of rats
  • swirl of paisleys
  • stage of actors

T[edit]

  • tassel of strippers
  • team of athletes
  • team of cattle
  • team of ducks (in flight)
  • team of footballers
  • team of horses
  • team of oxen
  • team of players
  • team of seals
  • thought of barons
  • threatening of courtiers
  • tiding of magpies
  • tittering of magpies
  • toil of peasants
  • tok of capercailzies
  • torment of trainers
  • totter of giraffes
  • tower of giraffes
  • trace of hares
  • trace of rabbits
  • trembling of finches
  • tribe of baboons
  • tribe of goats
  • tribe of monkeys
  • tribe of natives
  • tribe of sparrows
  • trimming of finches
  • trip of dotterel
  • trip of dotterels
  • trip of goats
  • trip of hares
  • trip of rabbits
  • trip of sheep
  • trip of wildfowl
  • troop of apes
  • troop of baboons
  • troop of dancers
  • troop of dogfish
  • troop of horsemen
  • troop of horses
  • troop of kangaroos
  • troop of lions
  • troop of monkeys
  • troop of mushrooms
  • troubling of goldfinches
  • troup of monkeys
  • troup of shrimps
  • troupe of dancers
  • troupe of minstrels
  • troupe of performers
  • truss of hay
  • tuft of grass
  • turn of turtles

U[edit]

  • ubiquity of sparrows
  • unkindness of ravens

V[edit]

  • venue of vultures
  • volery of birds

W[edit]

  • wad of bills
  • wad of money
  • waddle of penguins (dry land)
  • wake of buzzards
  • wake of vultures
  • walk of snails
  • walk of snipe (at rest)
  • warren of hares
  • warren of rabbits
  • warren of wombats
  • watch of nightingales
  • wealth of information
  • wedge of geese (flying in a V)
  • wedge of swans (flying in a V)
  • weyr of dragons
  • wheel of puffins (flying)
  • whiteness of swans
  • wing of dragons
  • wing of plovers
  • wisdom of grandparents
  • wisdom of owls
  • wisp of snipe (in flight)
  • wolfpack of submarines
  • whoop of gorillas
  • wrack of rabbits (young rabbits)

Y[edit]

  • yap of chihuahuas
  • yoke of cattle (two)
  • yoke of oxen (two)

Z[edit]

  • zeal of zebras
  • zap of lasers

See also[edit]