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Star lover
October 12th, 2018, 06:55 AM
Names for groups:

Apes: a shrewdness
Bats: a cauldron
Bears: a sloth or sleuth
Buffalo: a gang or obstinacy
Cats: a clowder, pounce or glaring; for kittens: a kindle, litter or intrigue
Cows (12 or more) a flink
Dogs: a litter (puppies), pack (wild) or cowardice (curs)
Elephants: a parade
Elk: a gang
Fox: a leash, skulk or earth
Giraffes: a tower
Goats: a tribe or trip
Gorillas: a band
Hippopotamuses: a bloat or thunder
Hyenas: a cackle
Jaguars: a shadow
Kangaroos: a troop or mob
Lemurs: a conspiracy
Leopards: a leap
Lions: a pride or sawt
Moles: a labor
Monkeys: a troop or barrel
Mules: a pack, span or barren
Otters: a romp
Pigs: a drift, drove, sounder, team or passel
Porcupines: a prickle
Porpoises: a pod, school, herd or turmoil
Rabbits: a colony, warren, nest, down, husk or herd (domestic only)
Rhinoceroses: a crash
Squirrels: a dray or scurry
Tigers: an ambush or streak
Unicorns: a blessing
Whales: a pod, gam or herd
Wolves: a pack, rout or route (when in movement)

Buzzards: a wake
Crows: a murder or horde
Doves: a dule or pitying (specific to turtle doves)
Ducks: a brace, team, flock (in flight), raft (on water), paddling or badling
Eagles: a convocation
Finches: a charm
Flamingos: a stand
Geese: a flock, gaggle (on the ground) or skein (in flight)
Hawks: a cast, kettle (in flight) or boil (two or more spiraling in air)
Herons: a sedge or siege
Jays: a party or scold
Lapwings: a deceit
Larks: an exaltation
Mallards: a sord (in flight) or brace
Magpies: a tiding, gulp, murder or charm
Nightingales: a watch
Owls: a parliament
Parrots: a pandemonium or company
Penguins: a colony, muster, parcel or rookery
Pheasant: a nest, nide (a brood), nye or bouquet
Rooks: a building
Quail: a bevy or covey
Ravens: an unkindness or murder
Sparrows: a host
Starlings: a murmuration
Storks: a mustering
Swans: a bevy, game or wedge (in flight)
Turkeys: a rafter or gang
Woodpeckers: a descent

Cobras: a quiver
Crocodiles: a bask
Frogs: an army
Toads: a knot
Turtles: a bale or nest
Salamanders: a maelstrom
Snakes, vipers: a nest

Fish in general: a draft, nest, run, school or shoal
Herring: an army
Sharks: a shiver
Trout: a hover

Bees: a grist, hive or swarm
Caterpillars: an army
Clams: a bed
Crabs: a consortium
Cockroaches: an intrusion
Flies: a business
Grasshoppers: a cloud
Jellyfish: a bloom, fluther or smack
Lobsters: a risk
Oysters: a bed
Snails: a hood
Squid: an audience

Officers: a mess

sew-what2015
October 12th, 2018, 08:34 AM
Interesting trivia. I chuckled when I read the giraffes one.

grammaterry
October 12th, 2018, 08:53 AM
That would be a great jeopardy category. You should suggest it. I'm thinking a great quiz for gc's