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Collective Animal Nouns

Also known as terms of venery, collective animals nouns have been in use since the Middle Ages. Many were set out in The Book of St. Albans. Some of these terms are commonly used, others are more often seen as trivia questions.
a data set by ms.brown
created June 28, 2017
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FAMILY TREE
AnimalCollective Noun(s)Image
Antscolony, army
Apesshrewdness
Badgerscete, clan
Batscolony
Bearssleuth, sloth
Beesswarm, colony, hive
Birdsflight, flock
Wild Boarssounder, herd
Buffaloherd
Butterflieskaleidoscope, swarm
Catsclowder, pounce
Chickensflock, brood, clutch
Crocodilesbask
Crowsmurder, flock
Deerparcel, herd
Dogspack, cowardice
Dolphinspod
Eaglesconvocation
Eelsbed
Ferretsbusiness
Flamingoesflamboyance, colony
Foxesskulk, leash
Frogsarmy
Geesegaggle, flock
Grousecovey
Hogsparcel
Horsesherd
Hyenascackle
Jaysscold
Kittenskindle, litter
Leopardsleap
Lionspride
Mulesbarren, pack, rake
Owlsparliament
Penguinscolony, convent
Puppieslitter
Rabbitscolony, litter, nest
Sheepflock
Snakesden, pit, bed
Swansbevy, flock, lamentation
Whalespod
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