Collective Terms for a Pair of Animals

This section is a pretty comprehensive list of Collective Terms for Animals. Many will be familiar but others will be unheard of, deriving from 15th century witticisms or literary imagination, and some are simply archaic or erroneous. There are also some terms for pairs of animals and groups of three animals.

The list has been arranged alphabetically.

Here is the list of Collective Terms for Pairs of Animals.

animal collective term notes
conies couple  
doves duet  
ducks brace  
foxes brace  
greyhounds brace  
grouce brace  
hares brace  
hawks cast when let fly
harriers couple  
hounds couple  
impala couple  
oxen yoke  
pheasants brace  
snipe couple when dead
spaniels couple  

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