English Phrases : Group of Peacocks

What do you call a Group of Peacocks?

We talk about a gaggle of geese, a litter of puppies and a school of dolphins.

The collective noun that is used with peacocks is
muster. We talk about a muster of peacocks. The u is pronounced like the u in must, bust and dust.

A collective noun is the name given to a collection or group of persons or things taken as a single group or entity.


• A herd of cows is crossing the road.

• A fleet of ships is sailing deep along the western coast.

• Army is called to rescue the boy caught in the flood.

In these sentences the words
herd, fleet and army are collective nouns.

Herd means a group of cattle. Fleet means a group of ships.Few other collective nouns are police, gang, galaxy, family, team etc…

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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