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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