List of collective nouns by collective term AK

COLLECTIVE TERM aarmory abomination agenda ambush ambush anthology anthology archipelago armada army army army ascension asylum audit aurora babble balance bale band band band bank bank banner barren bask batch bavin bazaar bed bed bed bellowing belt bench bevy bevy COLLECTIVE PHRASE An armory of aardvarks An abomination of monks (see note) An agenda of tasks An ambush of widows An ambush of tigers An anthology of prostitutes (see note) An anthology of prose An archipelago of islands An armada of ships An army of ants An army of caterpillars An army of frogs An ascension of larks An asylum of programmers An audit of bookkeepers An aurora of polar bears A babble of barbers A balance of accountants A bale of turtles A band of jays A band of men A band of gorillas A bank of monitors A bank of swans A banner of knights A barren of mules A bask of crocodiles A batch of bread A bavin of brush (wood) A bazaar of guillemots A bed of snakes A bed of clams A bed of oysters A bellowing of bullfinches A belt of asteroids A bench of show dogs A bevy of roes A bevy of beauties STATUS Spurious Spurious √ Spurious √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ Spurious Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √

bevy bevy bevy bew bind bite blast blessing bloat bloat body bond book bouquet bouquet brace brigade brood building bunch bunch bury bury business business cache cast cast cast catalogue cavalcade cete chain charm charm chattering chine chorus clamour clan class clattering clew A bevy of quail A bevy of swans A bevy of ladies A bew of partridges A bind of salmon A bite of midges A blast of strumpets A blessing of unicorns A bloat of bureaucrats A bloat of hippopotami A body of pathologists A bond of secret agents A book of wagers A bouquet of pheasants A bouquet of flowers A brace of orthodontists A brigade of soldiers A brood of hens A building of rooks A bunch of things A bunch of grapes A bury of rabbits A bury of conies A business of flies A business of ferrets A cache of jewels A cast of actors A cast of falcons A cast of hawks A catalogue of librarians A cavalcade of horsemen A cete of badgers A chain of islands A charm of hummingbirds A charm of finches A chattering of choughs A chine of polecats A chorus of angels A clamour of rooks A clan of hyenas A class of students A clattering of choughs A clew of worms √ √ √ Uncertain √ Uncertain Spurious √ Spurious Uncertain Spurious Spurious √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Uncertain .

closet cloud cloud cloud clout clowder cluster cluster cluster clutch clutch clutch clutter clutter coil collective colony colony colony colony colony colony colony colony company company company company complex conflagration conglomerate congregation congregation congress conspiracy constellation converting convocation convoy convoy corps corps cortege A closet of homosexuals A cloud of grasshoppers A cloud of gnats A cloud of sea fowl A clout of gnats A clowder of cats A cluster of spiders A cluster of cats A cluster of grasshoppers A clutch of mechanics A clutch of eggs A clutch of chicks A clutter of cats A clutter of spiders A coil of widgeon A collective of nouns A colony of ants A colony of bats A colony of beavers A colony of gulls A colony of penguins A colony of rats A colony of lepers A colony of rabbits A company of actors A company of moles A company of parrots A company of soldiers A complex of psychoanalysts A conflagration of arsonists A conglomerate of geologists A congregation of worshipers A congregation of plovers A congress of baboons A conspiracy of ravens A constellation of satellites A converting of preachers A convocation of eagles A convoy of lorries A convoy of trucks A corps of giraffe A corps of anatomists A cortege of mourners √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ .

court coven cover covey covey covey covey cowardice crash crash creche crew crowd cruft cry cry culture deceit deck den den descent descent desert destruction dilation disguising dissimulation disworship diving division doading doctrine dole donut dopping down draught dray drift drift drift drove A court of kangaroos (see note) A coven of witches A cover of coots A covey of partridges A covey of pheasants A covey of quail A covey of grouse A cowardice of curs A crash of rhinoceroses A crash of hippopotami A creche of penguins A crew of sailors A crowd of onlookers A cruft of hackers A cry of dogs A cry of hounds A culture of bacteria A deceit of lapwings A deck of cards A den of thieves A den of snakes A descent of woodpeckers A descent of relatives A desert of lapwings A destruction of cats (feral or wild) A dilation of pupils A disguising of tailors A dissimulation of birds A disworship of scots A diving of teal A division of soldiers A doading of sheldrakes A doctrine of doctors A dole of doves A donut of data A dopping of ducks (diving) A down of hares A draught of fish A dray of squirrels A drift of swine A drift of hogs A drift of fish A drove of pigs Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ .

drove drum drunken ship dule dule embarrassment exaggeration exaltation eyrar faculty fall farrow fellowship fesnying field field flange fleet fleet flight flight flight flight fling fling flink flock flock flock flock flock flotilla flush flush fluther flutter fry gaggle gaggle galaxy galaxy gam gang A drove of cattle A drum of goldfinches A drunken ship of cobblers A dule of turtles A dule of doves A embarrassment of riches An exaggeration of fishermen An exaltation of larks An eyrar of swans A faculty of academics A fall of lambs A farrow of piglets A fellowship of yeomen A fesnying of ferrets A field of theoretical physicists A field of racehorses A flange of baboons A fleet of mudhen A fleet of ships A flight of swallows A flight of goshawks A flight of doves A flight of cormorants A fling of sandpipers A fling of dunlin A flink of cows A flock of sheep A flock of tourists A flock of geese A flock of camels A flock of seagulls A flotilla of ships A flush of plumbers A flush of ducks A fluther of jellyfish A flutter of cardiologists A fry of eels A gaggle of women A gaggle of geese A galaxy of starlets A galaxy of stars A gam of whales A gang of elk √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ Spurious Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ .

gang gaze geek giggle glaring glean graft grind grist grove gulp hangout harass head heap heard herd herd herd herd herd herd herd herd herd herd herd herd hill hill hive horde horde host host house hover hover huddle huddle husk illusion indifference A gang of hoodlums A gaze of raccoons A geek of engineers A giggle of girls A glaring of cats A glean of herrings A graft of tree surgeons A grind of blackfish A grist of bees A grove of trees A gulp of swallows A hangout of nudists A harass of horses A head of curlews A heap of trash A heard of harlots A herd of fairies A herd of cattle A herd of elephants A herd of zebra A herd of cows A herd of chamois A herd of walruses A herd of pigs A herd of deer A herd of antelope A herd of whales A herd of buffalo A hill of beans A hill of ruffs A hive of bees A horde of misers A horde of gnats A host of sparrows A host of angels A house of senators A hover of trout A hover of crows A huddle of lawyers A huddle of penguins A husk of hares An illusion of painters An indifference of waiters √ √ Spurious √ √ √ Spurious Uncertain √ √ Spurious Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious .

intrusion kaleidoscope kettle kindle kine kit knob knot An intrusion of cockroaches A kaleidoscope of butterflies A kettle of hawks A kindle of kittens (cats) A kine of cattle A kit of pigeons A knob of waterfowl A knot of toads Uncertain Uncertain √ √ √ Uncertain Uncertain √ List of collective nouns by collective term LZ labour lap leap leap leash leash lek library lick litter litter lodge loft lot lounge lute melody mews mine mischief mission mite mob movement multiply murder murmuration muster muster mutation A labour of moles A lap of cod A leap of hares A leap of leopards A leash of deer A leash of foxes A lek of grouse A library of books A lick of lesbians A litter of piglets A litter of puppies A lodge of beavers A loft of pigeons A lot of automobile dealers A lounge of lizards A lute of mallards A melody of harpers A mews of capons A mine of toddlers A mischief of mice A mission of monkeys A mite of mites A mob of kangaroos A movement of moles A multiply of husbands A murder of crows A murmuration of starlings A muster of storks A muster of peacocks A mutation of thrushes √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious Spurious Uncertain √ √ Spurious √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ .

mute nest nest nest nest network neverthriving newton nide nucleus number nye obesiance obstinacy ostentation pace pack pack pack pack paddling pan pandemonium pandemonium panel parade parcel parcel parcel parel parliament party passel passel patch peep phalanx pit piteousness pitying pitying plague platoon A mute of hounds √ A nest of mice √ A nest of rabbits √ A nest of vipers √ A nest of snakes √ A network of computers √ A neverthriving of jugglers √ A newton of figs Spurious A nide of geese √ A nucleus of physicists Spurious A number of mathematicians √ A nye of pheasants √ An obesiance of servants √ An obstinacy of buffalo √ An ostentation of peacocks √ A pace of asses √ A pack of hounds √ A pack of rats √ A pack of wolves √ A pack of grouse √ A paddling of ducks (on water) √ A pan of critics Spurious A pandemonium of parrots Uncertain A pandemonium of pandas Spurious A panel of experts √ A parade of elephants √ A parcel of hogs √ A parcel of deer √ A parcel of penguins Uncertain A parel of troops √ A parliament of owls √ A party of jays √ A passel of hogs √ A passel of possum Uncertain A patch of flowers √ A peep of chickens √ A phalanx of storks Uncertain A pit of snakes √ A piteousness of doves √ A pitying of turtledoves √ A pitying of doves √ A plague of locusts √ A platoon of soldiers √ .

plum plump plump pod pod pod pomp ponder pontifica portfolio pounce poverty prettying prickle pride pride prudence purse quarrel quiver quiver rabble rabble raffle raft raft raft raft rafter rag rainbow rake Rake range rascal riches richness ring roll rookery rouleau rout rout A plum of seals A plump of waterfowl A plump of ducks (flying) A pod of whales A pod of seals A pod of dolphins A pomp of pekinese A ponder of philosophers A pontifica of prelates A portfolio of stockbrokers A pounce of cats A poverty of pipers A prettying of doves A prickle of hedgehogs A pride of peacocks A pride of lions A prudence of vicaries (vicars) A purse of winnings A quarrel of sparrows A quiver of rebuttals A quiver of arrows A rabble of butterflies A rabble of rats A raffle of turkeys A raft of coots A raft of auks A raft of ducks A raft of penguins A rafter of turkeys A rag of colts A rainbow of butterflies A rake of colts A Rake of mules A range of mountains A rascal of boys A riches of matrons A richness of martens A ring of keys A roll of coins A rookery of penguins A rouleau of coins A rout of wolves A rout of snails Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ .

rout rout run run sault scale school school scold scourge screech scull sedge sedge set shoal shower shrewdness shuffle siege siege singular skein skulk slew slither sloth smack sneak sord sounder sounder sounder sowse span spring spring squad stable staff stand stand stare A rout of wolves A rout of knights A run of salmon A run of poultry A sault of lions A scale of fish A school of whales A school of fish A scold of jays A scourge of mosquitoes A screech of gulls A scull of friars A sedge of bitterns A sedge of cranes A set of mathematicians A shoal of fish A shower of meteorologists A shrewdness of apes A shuffle of bureaucrats A siege of bitterns A siege of herons A singular of boars A skein of geese A skulk of foxes A slew of homework A slither of snakes A sloth of bears A smack of jellyfish A sneak of weasels A sord of mallards A sounder of pigs A sounder of swine A sounder of boars A sowse of lions A span of oxen A spring of seals A spring of teal A squad of soldiers A stable of horses A staff of employees A stand of flamingoes A stand of trees A stare of owls √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ .

state storytelling streak string stud superfluity swarm swarm swarm swarm swarm team team team team thicket thicket thought threatening tiding(s) tower trace trembing tribe tribe tribe trimming trip trip trip trip troop troubling troupe tumult turmoil turn ubiquity ugly unkindness vagary volery wad A state of princes A storytelling of crows A streak of tigers A string of ponies A stud of mares A superfluity of nuns A swarm of ants A swarm of bees A swarm of flies A swarm of rats A swarm of eels A team of horses A team of athletes A team of oxen A team of ducks A thicket of trees A thicket of idiots A thought of barons A threatening of courtiers A tiding(s) of magpies A tower of giraffes A trace of hares A trembing of finches A tribe of monkeys A tribe of goats A tribe of natives A trimming of finches A trip of sheep A trip of dotterel A trip of hares A trip of goats A troop of kangaroos A troubling of goldfinches A troupe of performers A tumult of tubas (players) A turmoil of porpoises A turn of turtles A ubiquity of sparrows An ugly of walruses An unkindness of ravens A vagary of impediments A volery of birds A wad of money √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious √ √ √ Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Spurious Uncertain √ √ √ √ √ √ √ .

raft wake walk watch wealth wedge wedge whiteness wing wisdom wisp woop wrack yoke zeal A waddle of penguins A wake of buzzards A walk of snipe A watch of nightingales A wealth of information A wedge of geese (flying) A wedge of swans (flying) A whiteness of swans A wing of aircraft A wisdom of grandparents A wisp of snipe A woop of gorillas A wrack of kittens (rabbits) A yoke of oxen A zeal of zebra √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ .