Collective Terms for 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 Groups of Animals beginning with
L.


animal group or collective term notes
 
lapwing desert or dessert  
 
larks bevy  
exaltation or exalting  
flight  
 
leopards leap or lepe  
 
leverets kindle  
 
lice flock cited from Caxton 1476
 
linnets parcel  
 
lions flock  
pride  
sawt (sault)  
sowse  
troop  
 
locusts cloud  
plague  
swarm  
 



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