And the little Boy said, “Aunty, please help me with my assignment. It’s on Collective Nouns”

In plain words, I was disgraced. I couldn’t even remember 40% of Collective nouns or a group of ‘this’ is called ‘that’.  After some google help, I remembered there are people like me everywhere hence, this blog post.

A collective noun is a word for a group of specific items, animals or people. For example collective nouns for ships are: Fleet of Ships and Armada of Ships. You can check out 100 examples of collective nouns

Read below a list of collective nouns I compiled from my search:

a group of ships is called a fleet,
a group of cows is called a herd,
a grouped of lions is called a pride,
a group of baseball players is called a team,
a group of ants is called a colony,
a group of caterpillars, frogs, soldiers is called an army,
a group of circuits is called bank,
a group of flowers is called bouquet,
a group of worshippers is called congregation,
a group of wolves is called pack,
a group of trees is called orchard
a group of books is called library
a group of fishes is called school
a group of ants, bats, beavers, lepers, penguins is called colony
a group of grapes is called bunch
a group of hyenas is called clan
a group of kitten is called Kindle
a group of singers is called choir
a group of thieves is called gang
a group of bees is called hive
a group of clothes is called a wardrobe

See More below:

an armada of ships
a Batch of cookies
a battery of tests
a bed of clams, snakes
a belt of asteroids
a bevy of beauties
a brood of hens
a bundle of nerves
a bunch of grapes
a caravan of camels
a chain of islands
a class of students
a cloud of gnats
a clowder of cats
a clutter of cats
a clutch of chicks, eggs
a company of actors

a corps of giraffe
a coven of witches
a crowd of onlookers
a culture of bacteria
a deck of cards
a den of Cub Scouts, snakes, thieves
a division of soldiers
a drove of cattle
a fleet of airplanes, ships
a flock of birds, sheep
a flight of swallows
a flotilla of ships
a forest of trees

a gaggle of geese
a galaxy of stars
a host of sparrows
a knot of toads
a leap of leopards
a litter of puppies, kittens
a lodge of beavers
a mob of kangaroos
a murder of crows
a nest of mice, snakes
a orchard of trees
a pack of dogs, hounds, wolves
a panel of experts
a parliament of owls
a pit of snakes
a platoon of soldiers
a pod of whales
a pride of lions, peacocks
a quiver of arrows
a range of mountains

a school of fish
a shrewdness of apes
a slate of candidates
a sloth of bears
a sounder of boars, pigs
a squad of players, soldiers
a stand of flamingoes, trees
a swarm of ants, bees, flies
a team of horses, oxen, players
a thicket of trees
a tribe of monkeys, natives
a trip of goats
a troop of apes, of Cub Scouts, kangaroos
a troupe of actors, performers
a unit of soldiers
a wad of bills, money
a wealth of information
a yoke of oxen

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