COLLECTIVE NOUNS

COLLECTIVE NOUNS

English language has given different names to different collection of beasts, birds, people or things-

  • Ø A colony of ants
  • Ø A flock of birds
  • Ø A brood of chickens
  • Ø A murder of crows
  • Ø A dole of doves
  • Ø A flush of ducks or a flock of ducks
  • Ø A convocation of eagles
  • Ø A stand of flamingos
  • Ø A gaggle of geese
  • Ø A colony of gulls
  • Ø A mews of hawks
  • Ø A watch/match/ pray of nightingales
  • Ø A pride/flock of ostriches
  • Ø A company/pandemonium of parrots
  • Ø A colony of penguins
  • Ø A flight of pigeons
  • Ø A crowd of redwings
  • Ø A squabble of seagulls
  • Ø A host of sparrows
  • Ø A flight of swallows
  • Ø A brood of hens
  • Ø A colony of vultures
  • Ø A descent of wood peckers
  • Ø A gang of buffalo
  • Ø A flock of camels
  • Ø A destruction of cats
  • Ø A pride of lions
  • Ø A band/pack of mongooses
  • Ø A labour of moles
  • Ø A mischief/nest/trip of mice
  • Ø A pack/ barren/span of mules
  • Ø A team of oxen
  • Ø A drove of pigs
  • Ø A prickle of porcupines
  • Ø A herd of deer
  • Ø A pack of dogs
  • Ø A herd of elephants
  • Ø A journey of giraffes
  • Ø A trip of goats
  • Ø A stable of horses
  • Ø A pack of hounds
  • Ø A clan of hyenas
  • Ø A colony of rabbits
  • Ø A flock of sheep
  • Ø A pack of wolves
  • Ø An ambush of tigers
  • Ø A swarm of flies
  • Ø A flight of insects
  • Ø A scourge of mosquitoes
  • Ø A colony of termites
  • Ø A shoal of fish
  • Ø A faculty of academics
  • Ø A troupe of artistes
  • Ø A blush of boys
  • Ø A slate of candidates
  • Ø A school of clerks
  • Ø A troupe of dancers
  • Ø A band of robbers
  • Ø A crew of sailors
  • Ø A pose of police
  • Ø A bench of magistrates
  • Ø A faith of merchants
  • Ø A troupe of performers
  • Ø A crew of sailors
  • Ø A tribe of natives
  • Ø A crowd of onlookers
  • Ø A cortege of mourners
  • Ø An obeisance of servants
  • Ø A panel of experts
  • Ø A company of girls
  • Ø A gang of hoodlums
  • Ø A blast of hunters
  • Ø A bench of judges
  • Ø A bevy of ladies
  • Ø A choir of singers
  • Ø A platoon of soldiers
  • Ø A class of students
  • Ø A flock of tourists
  • Ø A gaggle of women
  • Ø A congregation of worshippers
  • Ø A board of trustees
  • Ø A quiver of arrows
  • Ø A bunch of bananas
  • Ø A library of books
  • Ø A fleet of cars
  • Ø A pack of cards
  • Ø A network of computers
  • A dossier of documents
  • Ø A clutch of eggs
  • Ø A bundle of firewood
  • Ø A bed of flowers
  • Ø A fleet of lorries
  • Ø A rope of onions
  • Ø A range of mountains
  • Ø A string of pearls
  • Ø A pod of peas
  • Ø A troop of mushrooms
  • Ø A nest of rumors
  • Ø A fleet of ships
  • Ø A pair of shoes
  • Ø A bunch of grapes
  • Ø A bunch of keys
  • Ø A chain of islands
  • Ø A flight of stairs
  • Ø An agenda of tasks
  • Ø A galaxy of stars
  • Ø A scoop of journalists
  • Ø A number of mathematicians
  • Ø A brace of dentists
  • Ø A box of cricketers
  • Ø A load of cobblers
  • Ø A bevy of alcoholics
  • Ø A choir of singers
  • Ø A band of musicians
  • Ø A horde of savages
  • Ø A litter of puppies
  • Ø A bouquet of flowers
  • Ø A collection of pictures
  • Ø A board of directors
  • Ø A suite of furniture
  • Ø A plague of locusts
  • Ø A shoal of herring
  • Ø A herd of cattle
  • Ø A team of oxen
  • Ø A clump of trees
  • Ø A tuft of grass
  • Ø A string of ponies
  • Ø A colony of rabbits
  • Ø A colony/army of frogs
  • Ø A herd of zebras
  • Ø A bed of oysters
  • Ø A lounge of lizards
  • Ø A tribe of baboons
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