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
M.


animal group or collective term notes
 
mackerel shoal  
 
magpies congregation  
tiding  
tittering  
 
mallard flush  
puddling  
sord  
sute or suit  
 
mares stud  
 
martens richesse or richness  
 
mice nest  
trip  
 
minnows shoal  
stream possibly invented
 
moles company  
labour  
 
monkeys cartload  
tribe  
troop  
wilderness possibly fanciful
 
moorhen plump  
 
moose herd  
 
mosquitoes scourge  
 
mudhens fleet  
 
mules barren  
pack  
rake  
span  
 
mussels bed strictly, a place where they grow together
 



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