Collective Nouns

A collective noun is defined as a term for a group of some entity. Enjoy our selection below. You'll notice that there are some really strange collective nouns out there that you would never be able to guess. Indeed, it is as well to try and learn as many of these as you can.

Whilst some collective nouns are common sense some are really strange, but of course they are popular quiz questions too therefore you should consider learning them if you do lots of puzzles and quizzes on a regular basis.

a bale of turtles
a barren of mules
a bed of clams
a bevy of quail
a bouquet of pheasants
a brace of ducks
a building of rooks
a cast of hawks
a cete of badgers
a charm of finches
a clutch of eggs
a colony of ants
a covey of partridges
a covey of quail
a crash of rhinoceroses
a down of hares
a drove of cattle
a dule of doves
a flight of swallows
a flock of birds
a flock of sheep
a gaggle of geese
a gam of whales
a herd of elephants
a hive of bees
a host of sparrows
a knot of toads
a labour of moles
a leap of leopards
a litter of pigs
a mob of kangaroos
a murder of crows
a murmuration of starlings
a muster of peacocks
a nest of rabbits
a nest of vipers
a pace of donkeys
a pack of wolves
a paddling of ducks
a parliament of owls
a plague of locusts
a pod of whales
a pride of lions
a pride of ostriches
a rafter of turkeys
a rag of colts
a route of wolves
a school of fish
a shoal of bass
a siege of herons
a skulk of foxes
a sloth of bears
a smack of jellyfish
a squabble of seagulls
a string of ponies
a tiding of magpies
a troop of kangaroos
a volery of birds
a walk of snipe
a watch of nightingales

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