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
W.


animal group or collective term notes
walruses huddle
wasps bike
nest strictly, the nest itself
waterfowl bunch
knob
raft a dense flock
weasels pack
whales flote (float)
gam
grind (bottle-nosed)
herd
mob
pod typically smaller groups
run
school
shoal
troup (troop)
whales, bottle-nosed grind
whiting pod
widgeon bunch in water
company
flight in the air
knob
trip
wildebeest herd standard
wildfowl bunch
knob (less than 30)
lute
plump
scry
skein
sord
trip
wolves herd
pack
rout
woodcock covey
fall
flight
wrens herd



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