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List of collective nouns by collective term A-K
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List of collective nouns by collective term A-K

Collective noun
List of collective nouns
List of collective nouns by collective term

COLLECTIVE TERM COLLECTIVE PHRASE
STATUS
aarmory An aarmory of aardvarks Spurious
abomination An abomination of monks (see note) Spurious
agenda An agenda of tasks
ambush An ambush of widows Spurious
ambush An ambush of tigers
anthology An anthology of prostitutes (see note) Spurious
anthology An anthology of prose
archipelago An archipelago of islands
armada An armada of ships
army An army of ants
army An army of caterpillars
army An army of frogs
ascension An ascension of larks
asylum An asylum of programmers Spurious
audit An audit of bookkeepers
aurora An aurora of Polar Bears
babble A babble of barbers Spurious
balance A balance of accountants Uncertain
bale A bale of turtles
band A band of jays
band A band of men
band A band of gorillas
bank A bank of monitors
bank A bank of swans
banner A banner of knights
barren A barren of mules
bask A bask of crocodiles
batch A batch of bread
bavin A bavin of brush (wood)
bazaar A bazaar of guillemots
bed A bed of snakes
bed A bed of clams
bed A bed of oysters
bellowing A bellowing of bullfinches
belt A belt of asteroids
bench A bench of show dogs Uncertain
bevy A bevy of roes
bevy A bevy of beauties
bevy A bevy of quail
bevy A bevy of swans
bevy A bevy of ladies
bew A bew of partridges Uncertain
bind A bind of salmon
bite A bite of midges Uncertain
blast A blast of strumpets Spurious
blessing A blessing of unicorns
bloat A bloat of bureaucrats Spurious
bloat A bloat of hippopotami Uncertain
body A body of pathologists Spurious
bond A bond of secret agents Spurious
book A book of wagers
bouquet A bouquet of pheasants
bouquet A bouquet of flowers
brace A brace of orthodontists Spurious
brigade A brigade of soldiers
brood A brood of hens
building A building of rooks
bunch A bunch of things
bunch A bunch of grapes
bury A bury of rabbits
bury A bury of conies
business A business of flies
business A business of ferrets
cache A cache of jewels
cast A cast of actors
cast A cast of falcons
cast A cast of hawks
catalogue A catalogue of librarians Spurious
cavalcade A cavalcade of horsemen
cete A cete of badgers
chain A chain of islands
charm A charm of hummingbirds
charm A charm of finches
chattering A chattering of choughs
chine A chine of polecats
chorus A chorus of angels
clamour A clamour of Rooks
clan A clan of hyenas
class A class of students
clattering A clattering of Choughs
clew A clew of worms Uncertain
closet A closet of homosexuals
cloud A cloud of grasshoppers
cloud A cloud of gnats
cloud A cloud of sea fowl
clout A clout of gnats Uncertain
clowder A clowder of cats
cluster A cluster of spiders
cluster A cluster of cats
cluster A cluster of grasshoppers
clutch A clutch of mechanics Spurious
clutch A clutch of eggs
clutch A clutch of chicks
clutter A clutter of cats
clutter A clutter of spiders
coil A coil of Wigeon
collective A collective of nouns
colony A colony of ants
colony A colony of bats
colony A colony of beavers
colony A colony of gulls
colony A colony of penguins
colony A colony of rats
colony A colony of lepers
colony A colony of rabbits
company A company of actors
company A company of moles
company A company of parrots
company A company of soldiers
complex A complex of psychoanalysts Spurious
conflagration A conflagration of arsonists
conglomerate A conglomerate of geologists Spurious
congregation A congregation of worshipers
congregation A congregation of plovers
congress A congress of baboons
conspiracy A conspiracy of ravens
constellation A constellation of satellites
converting A converting of preachers
convocation A convocation of eagles
convoy A convoy of lorries
convoy A convoy of trucks
corps A corps of giraffe
corps A corps of anatomists Spurious
cortege A cortege of mourners
court A court of kangaroos (see note) Spurious
coven A coven of witches
cover A cover of coots
covey A covey of partridges
covey A covey of pheasants
covey A covey of quail
covey A covey of grouse
cowardice A cowardice of curs
crash A crash of rhinoceroses
crash A crash of hippopotami
creche A creche of penguins
crew A crew of sailors
crowd A crowd of onlookers
cruft A cruft of hackers Spurious
cry A cry of dogs
cry A cry of hounds
culture A culture of bacteria
deceit A deceit of lapwings
deck A deck of cards
den A den of thieves
den A den of snakes
descent A descent of woodpeckers
descent A descent of relatives Spurious
desert A desert of lapwings
destruction A destruction of cats (feral or wild)
dilation A dilation of pupils Spurious
disguising A disguising of
dissimulation A dissimulation of birds
disworship A disworship of scots
diving A diving of teal
division A division of soldiers
doading A doading of sheldrakes
doctrine A doctrine of doctors
dole A dole of doves
donut A donut of data Spurious
dopping A dopping of ducks (diving)
down A down of hares
draught A draught of fish
dray A dray of squirrels
drift A drift of swine
drift A drift of hogs Uncertain
drift A drift of fish
drove A drove of pigs
drove A drove of cattle
drum A drum of goldfinches
drunken ship A drunken ship of cobblers
dule A dule of turtles
dule A dule of doves
embarrassment A embarrassment of riches
exaggeration An exaggeration of fishermen Spurious
exaltation An exaltation of larks
eyrar An eyrar of swans Uncertain
faculty A faculty of academics
fall A fall of lambs
farrow A farrow of piglets
fellowship A fellowship of yeomen
fesnying A fesnying of ferrets
Questionable
field A field of theoretical physicists Spurious
field A field of racehorses
flange A flange of baboons
fleet A fleet of mudhen Uncertain
fleet A fleet of ships
flight A flight of swallows
flight A flight of goshawks
flight A flight of doves
flight A flight of cormorants
fling A fling of sandpipers
fling A fling of Dunlin
flink A flink of cows
flock A flock of sheep
flock A flock of tourists
flock A flock of geese
flock A flock of camels
flock A flock of seagulls
flotilla A flotilla of ships
flush A flush of plumbers Spurious
flush A flush of ducks
fluther A fluther of jellyfish
flutter A flutter of cardiologists Spurious
fry A fry of eels Uncertain
gaggle A gaggle of women
gaggle A gaggle of geese
galaxy A galaxy of starlets
galaxy A galaxy of stars
gam A gam of whales
gang A gang of elk
gang A gang of hoodlums
gaze A gaze of raccoons
geek A geek of engineers Spurious
giggle A giggle of girls
glaring A glaring of cats
glean A glean of herrings
graft A graft of tree surgeons Spurious
grind A grind of blackfish Uncertain
grist A grist of bees
grove A grove of trees
gulp A gulp of swallows Spurious
hangout A hangout of nudists Spurious
harass A harass of horses
head A head of curlews
heap A heap of trash
heard A heard of harlots
herd A herd of fairies
herd A herd of cattle
herd A herd of elephants
herd A herd of zebra
herd A herd of cows
herd A herd of chamois
herd A herd of walruses
herd A herd of pigs
herd A herd of deer
herd A herd of antelope
herd A herd of whales
herd A herd of buffalo
hill A hill of beans
hill A hill of ruffs
hive A hive of bees
horde A horde of misers Spurious
horde A horde of gnats
host A host of sparrows
host A host of angels
house A house of senators
hover A hover of trout
hover A hover of crows
huddle A huddle of lawyers
huddle A huddle of penguins
husk A husk of hares
illusion An illusion of painters
indifference An indifference of waiters Spurious
intrusion An intrusion of cockroaches Uncertain
kaleidoscope A kaleidoscope of butterflies Uncertain
kettle A kettle of hawks
kindle A kindle of kittens (cats)
kine A kine of cattle
kit A kit of pigeons Uncertain
knob A knob of waterfowl Uncertain
knot A knot of toads