Collective Nouns



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List of Collective Nouns

This page provides a list of collective nouns.

Item Proper noun to use
conies A bury of conies
hogs A parcel of hogs
hogs A passel of hogs
information A wealth of information
islands A chain of islands
islands An archipelago of islands
jays A party of jays
jays A band of jays
jellyfish A fluther of jellyfish
jellyfish A smack of jellyfish
jewels A cache of jewels
jugglers A neverthriving of jugglers
kangaroos A mob of kangaroos
kangaroos A troop of kangaroos
keys A ring of keys
kittens (rabbits) A wrack of kittens (rabbits)
knights A rout of knights
knights A banner of knights
ladies A bevy of ladies
lambs A fall of lambs
lapwings A desert of lapwings
lapwings A deceit of lapwings
larks An ascension of larks
larks An exaltation of larks
leopards A leap of leopards
lepers A colony of lepers
lions A pride of lions
lions A sowse of lions
lions A sault of lions
locusts A plague of locusts
lorries A convoy of lorries
magpies A tiding(s) of magpies
mallards A sord of mallards
maps An atlas of maps
martens A richness of martens
mathematicians A number of mathematicians
mathematicians A set of mathematicians
men A band of (merry) men
mice A nest of mice
mice A mischief of mice
moles A labour of moles
moles A company of moles
moles A movement of moles
money A wad of money
monitors A bank of monitors
monkeys A tribe of monkeys
monkeys A mission of monkeys
mosquitoes A scourge of mosquitoes
mountains A range of mountains
mules A barren of mules
mules A Rake of mules
natives A tribe of natives
nightingales A watch of nightingales
nouns A collective of nouns
nuns A superfluity of nuns
objects A collection of objects
onlookers A crowd of onlookers
owls A parliament of owls
owls A stare of owls
oxen A team of oxen
oxen A yoke of oxen
oxen A span of oxen
oysters A bed of oysters
parrots A company of parrots
partridges A covey of partridges
peacocks A pride of peacocks
peacocks A muster of peacocks
peacocks An ostentation of peacocks
pekinese A pomp of pekinese
penguins A creche of penguins
penguins A huddle of penguins
penguins A colony of penguins
performers A troupe of performers
pheasants A covey of pheasants
pheasants A nye of pheasants
pheasants A bouquet of pheasants
philosophers A ponder of philosophers
pigeons A loft of pigeons
piglets A farrow of piglets
piglets A litter of piglets
pigs A drove of pigs
pigs A herd of pigs
pigs A sounder of pigs
pistols A brace of pistols
plovers A congregation of plovers
polecats A chine of polecats
preachers A converting of preachers
prose An anthology of prose
quail A covey of quail
quail A bevy of quail
rabbits A colony of rabbits
rabbits A bury of rabbits
rabbits A nest of rabbits
raccoons A gaze of raccoons
rats A pack of rats
rats A colony of rats
rats A swarm of rats
rats A rabble of rats
ravens An unkindness of ravens
ravens A conspiracy of ravens
rebuttals A quiver of rebuttals
rhinoceroses A crash of rhinoceroses
rooks A building of rooks
rooks A clamour of rooks
ruffs A hill of ruffs
sailors A crew of sailors
salmon A run of salmon
salmon A bind of salmon
sandpipers A fling of sandpipers
Scots A disworship of Scots
sea fowl A cloud of sea fowl
seagulls A flock of seagulls
seals A spring of seals
seals A pod of seals
senators A house of senators
sheep A flock of sheep
sheep A trip of sheep
sheldrakes A doading of sheldrakes
ships A flotilla of ships
ships A fleet of ships
ships An armada of ships
snails A rout of snails
snakes A den of snakes
snakes A bed of snakes
snakes A pit of snakes
snakes A nest of snakes
snakes A slither of snakes
snipe A walk of snipe
snipe A wisp of snipe
soldiers A company of soldiers
soldiers A brigade of soldiers
soldiers A squad of soldiers
soldiers A platoon of soldiers
soldiers A division of soldiers
sparrows A ubiquity of sparrows
sparrows A quarrel of sparrows
sparrows A host of sparrows
spiders A clutter of spiders
spiders A cluster of spiders
squirrels A dray of squirrels
stairs A flight of stairs
starlings A murmuration of starlings
stars A galaxy of stars
sticks A fagot of sticks
storks A muster of storks
students A class of students
submarines A pack of submarines
swallows A flight of swallows
swans A bevy of swans
swans A bank of swans
swans (flying) A wedge of swans (flying)
swine A sounder of swine
swine A drift of swine
tasks An agenda of tasks
teal A spring of teal
teal A diving of teal
tennis games A set of tennis games
tests A battery of tests
thieves A den of thieves
things A bunch of things
thrushes A mutation of thrushes
tigers A streak of tigers
tigers An ambush of tigers
toads A knot of toads
tourists A flock of tourists
trash A heap of trash
trees A grove of trees
trees A thicket of trees
trees A stand of trees
troops A parel of troops
trout A hover of trout
trucks A convoy of trucks
turkeys A rafter of turkeys
turkeys A raffle of turkeys
turtledoves A pitying of turtledoves
turtles A turn of turtles
turtles A dule of turtles
turtles A bale of turtles
unicorns A blessing of unicorns
vicaries (vicars) A prudence of vicaries (vicars)
vipers A nest of vipers
wagers A book of wagers
walruses A herd of walruses
walruses An ugly of walruses
waterfowl A plump of waterfowl
weasels A sneak of weasels
whales A school of whales
whales A herd of whales
whales A pod of whales
whales A gam of whales
widgeon A coil of widgeon
wikipedians A page of wikipedians
winnings A purse of winnings
witches A coven of witches
wolves A pack of wolves
wolves A rout of wolves
woodpeckers A descent of woodpeckers
worshipers A congregation of worshipers
yeomen A fellowship of yeomen
young oysters A set of young oysters
zebra A zeal of zebra
zebra A herd of zebra

 

Listed by terms

Term Refers to Example
agenda  tasks An agenda of tasks
ambush  tigers An ambush of tigers
anthology  prose An anthology of prose
archipelago  islands An archipelago of islands
armada  ships An armada of ships
ascension  larks An ascension of larks
atlas  maps An atlas of maps
bale  turtles A bale of turtles
band  jays A band of jays
band  men A band of (merry) men
bank  monitors A bank of monitors
bank  swans A bank of swans
banner  knights A banner of knights
barren  mules A barren of mules
battery  tests A battery of tests
bed  oysters A bed of oysters
bed  snakes A bed of snakes
bevy  ladies A bevy of ladies
bevy  quail A bevy of quail
bevy  swans A bevy of swans
bind  salmon A bind of salmon
blessing  unicorns A blessing of unicorns
book  wagers A book of wagers
bouquet  pheasants A bouquet of pheasants
brace  pistols A brace of pistols
brigade  soldiers A brigade of soldiers
building  rooks A building of rooks
bunch  things A bunch of things
bury  conies A bury of conies
bury  rabbits A bury of rabbits
cache  jewels A cache of jewels
chain  islands A chain of islands
chine  polecats A chine of polecats
clamour  rooks A clamour of rooks
class  students A class of students
cloud  sea fowl A cloud of sea fowl
cluster  spiders A cluster of spiders
clutter  spiders A clutter of spiders
coil  widgeon A coil of widgeon
collection objects A collection of objects
collective nouns A collective of nouns
colony  lepers A colony of lepers
colony  penguins A colony of penguins
colony  rabbits A colony of rabbits
colony  rats A colony of rats
company  moles A company of moles
company  parrots A company of parrots
company  soldiers A company of soldiers
congregation  plovers A congregation of plovers
congregation  worshipers A congregation of worshipers
conspiracy ravens A conspiracy of ravens
converting preachers A converting of preachers
convoy  lorries A convoy of lorries
convoy  trucks A convoy of trucks
coven  witches A coven of witches
covey  partridges A covey of partridges
covey  pheasants A covey of pheasants
covey  quail A covey of quail
crash  rhinoceroses A crash of rhinoceroses
creche  penguins A creche of penguins
crew  sailors A crew of sailors
crowd  onlookers A crowd of onlookers
deceit  lapwings A deceit of lapwings
den  snakes A den of snakes
den  thieves A den of thieves
descent  woodpeckers A descent of woodpeckers
desert  lapwings A desert of lapwings
disworship Scots A disworship of Scots
diving  teal A diving of teal
division  soldiers A division of soldiers
doading  sheldrakes A doading of sheldrakes
dray  squirrels A dray of squirrels
drift  swine A drift of swine
drove  pigs A drove of pigs
dule  turtles A dule of turtles
exaltation larks An exaltation of larks
fagot  sticks A fagot of sticks
fall  lambs A fall of lambs
farrow  piglets A farrow of piglets
fellowship yeomen A fellowship of yeomen
fleet  ships A fleet of ships
flight  stairs A flight of stairs
flight  swallows A flight of swallows
fling  sandpipers A fling of sandpipers
flock  seagulls A flock of seagulls
flock  sheep A flock of sheep
flock  tourists A flock of tourists
flotilla  ships A flotilla of ships
fluther  jellyfish A fluther of jellyfish
galaxy  stars A galaxy of stars
gam  whales A gam of whales
gaze  raccoons A gaze of raccoons
grove  trees A grove of trees
heap  trash A heap of trash
herd  pigs A herd of pigs
herd  walruses A herd of walruses
herd  whales A herd of whales
herd  zebra A herd of zebra
hill  ruffs A hill of ruffs
host  sparrows A host of sparrows
house  senators A house of senators
hover  trout A hover of trout
huddle  penguins A huddle of penguins
knot  toads A knot of toads
labour  moles A labour of moles
leap  leopards A leap of leopards
litter  piglets A litter of piglets
loft  pigeons A loft of pigeons
mischief  mice A mischief of mice
mission  monkeys A mission of monkeys
mob  kangaroos A mob of kangaroos
movement  moles A movement of moles
murmuration  starlings A murmuration of starlings
muster  peacocks A muster of peacocks
muster  storks A muster of storks
mutation  thrushes A mutation of thrushes
nest  mice A nest of mice
nest  rabbits A nest of rabbits
nest  snakes A nest of snakes
nest  vipers A nest of vipers
neverthriving  jugglers A neverthriving of jugglers
number  mathematicians A number of mathematicians
nye  pheasants A nye of pheasants
ostentation  peacocks An ostentation of peacocks
pack  rats A pack of rats
pack  submarines A pack of submarines
pack  wolves A pack of wolves
page  wikipedians A page of wikipedians
parcel  hogs A parcel of hogs
parel  troops A parel of troops
parliament owls A parliament of owls
party  jays A party of jays
passel  hogs A passel of hogs
pit  snakes A pit of snakes
pitying  turtledoves A pitying of turtledoves
plague  locusts A plague of locusts
platoon  soldiers A platoon of soldiers
plump  waterfowl A plump of waterfowl
pod  seals A pod of seals
pod  whales A pod of whales
pomp  pekinese A pomp of pekinese
ponder  philosophers A ponder of philosophers
pride  lions A pride of lions
pride  peacocks A pride of peacocks
prudence  vicaries (vicars) A prudence of vicaries (vicars)
purse  winnings A purse of winnings
quarrel  sparrows A quarrel of sparrows
quiver  rebuttals A quiver of rebuttals
rabble  rats A rabble of rats
raffle  turkeys A raffle of turkeys
rafter  turkeys A rafter of turkeys
Rake  mules A Rake of mules
range  mountains A range of mountains
richness  martens A richness of martens
ring  keys A ring of keys
rout  knights A rout of knights
rout  snails A rout of snails
rout  wolves A rout of wolves
run  salmon A run of salmon
sault  lions A sault of lions
school  whales A school of whales
scourge  mosquitoes A scourge of mosquitoes
set  mathematicians A set of mathematicians
set  tennis games A set of tennis games
set  young oysters A set of young oysters
slither  snakes A slither of snakes
smack  jellyfish A smack of jellyfish
sneak  weasels A sneak of weasels
sord  mallards A sord of mallards
sounder  pigs A sounder of pigs
sounder  swine A sounder of swine
sowse  lions A sowse of lions
span  oxen A span of oxen
spring  seals A spring of seals
spring  teal A spring of teal
squad  soldiers A squad of soldiers
stand  trees A stand of trees
stare  owls A stare of owls
streak  tigers A streak of tigers
superfluity  nuns A superfluity of nuns
swarm  rats A swarm of rats
team  oxen A team of oxen
thicket  trees A thicket of trees
tiding(s)  magpies A tiding(s) of magpies
tribe  monkeys A tribe of monkeys
tribe  natives A tribe of natives
trip  sheep A trip of sheep
troop  kangaroos A troop of kangaroos
troupe  performers A troupe of performers
turn  turtles A turn of turtles
ubiquity  sparrows A ubiquity of sparrows
ugly  walruses An ugly of walruses
unkindness ravens An unkindness of ravens
wad  money A wad of money
walk  snipe A walk of snipe
watch  nightingales A watch of nightingales
wealth  information A wealth of information
wedge  swans (flying) A wedge of swans (flying)
wisp  snipe A wisp of snipe
wrack  kittens (rabbits) A wrack of kittens (rabbits)
yoke  oxen A yoke of oxen
zeal  zebra A zeal of zebra


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