Appendix:Glossary of collective nouns by subject – Wiktionary

Subject Collective term aardvarks An armoury of aardvarks academics A faculty of academics acrobats A troupe of acrobats actors A cast, company, condescension, cry, or queue of actors actresses An entrance of actresses adders A sum of adders aircraft A flight of aircraft aircraft A wing of aircraft aircraft, fighter A circus, or wing of fighter aircraft albatrosses A rookery, weight of albatrosses alpha computers A cluster of alpha computers ammunition A cache of ammunition angel fish A company of angel fish angels A choir, chorus, flight, host, or pinhead of angels anglers A catch of anglers antelope A herd, cluster, tribe of antelope ants An army, bike, colony, or swarm of ants apes A shrewdness, or troop of apes apples A bushel of apples archer fish A company of archer fish arrows A quiver of arrows artillery A troop, battery of artillery artistes (acrobats, singers or dancers) A troupe of artistes artists (painters) A colony of artists asses A coffle, drove, herd, or pace of asses asteroids A belt of asteroids athletes A team of athletes auks A raft, colony, flock of auks avocets A colony of avocets baboons A congress, flange, rumpus, or troupe of baboons bacteria A colony of bacteria (a culture if laboratory-grown) badgers A cete, clan, or colony of badgers bakers An aroma, tabernacle of bakers bananas A hand, bunch of bananas bankers A wunch of bankers bankers, Scottish A knot of Scottish bankers Baptists An immersion of Baptists barbels A shoal of barbels barbers A babble of barbers barbers, military A crew of military barbers barflies A buzz of barflies barons A thought of barons barracuda A battery of barracuda barristers A boast, wiggery of barristers bass A shoal, fleet of bass bastards A shower of bastards bats A colony, cloud, cauldron of bats bayonets A grove of bayonets beans A hill of beans bears A maul, pack, sloth, or sleuth of bears beasts A nobility of beasts beauties A bevy, or harmony of beauties beavers A colony, family, or lodge of beavers beggar A coster, guild, parliament of beggars bells A peal, change, or carillon of bells bills A wad of bills birds A congregation, flock, fleet, parcel, pod, or roost of birds birds, large group A colony of birds (roosting in large numbers) birds, small A dissimulation of birds (small birds) birds, in flight A drift, or flight of birds (in flight) birds, migrating A rush of birds (migrating) birds, aviary A volery of birds (in an aviary) bishops A sea, bench, or psalter of bishops bison A herd, gang of bison bitterns A pretence, sedge or siege of bitterns blackbirds A cloud, flock, grind, merl of blackbirds blackfish A grind of blackfish blankets A swelter of blankets bloodhounds A sute of bloodhounds blossoms A flourish of blossoms boars A herd, or singular of boars boars, wild A sounder of wild boars bobolinks A chain of bobolinks (polygamous bird, Ricebird) bomblets A cluster of bomblets books A library, pile, compendium of books boors A rood of boors borg A collective, hive of borg bowlers A keg of bowlers bowls A nest of bowl’s boys A blush, leer, passel or rascal of boys brats A passel of brats bread A batch of bread brush, wood A bavin of brush (wood) bucks A brace, clash, herd of bucks budgerigars A chatter, flock of budgerigars buffalo A gang, herd, or obstinacy of buffalo bullfinches A bellowing, lowing of bullfinches bullocks A drove of bullocks burritos A pace of burritos business angels A bevy of business angels bustards A flock, wake of bustards butterflies A flight, flutter, kaleidoscope, rabble, swarm, or wing of butterflies butterfly fish A school of butterfly fish buzzards A wake, kettle, pack of buzzards cadets A corps of cadets camels A caravan, flock, herd, train of camels (canal) lock A flight of locks candidates A slate of candidates candies A mint of candies canons A dignity, chapter of canons canyons A maze of canyons capercaillies A tok of capercaillies (i.e. Old World grouse) capons A mews, muse of capons cardinals A conclave, or radiance of cardinals cards A deck, pack, hand of cards caribou A herd of caribou carpenters A pound of carpenters cars A fleet, mayhem, or stack of cars cat houses A mews of cat houses caterpillars An army of caterpillars Catholics A mass of Catholics cats A clowder, cluster, clutter, destruction, dout, dowt, glaring, kindle, litter, or pounce of cats cats and dogs A rain of cats and dogs cattle A drift, drove, kine, mob, herd, team of cattle cattle, two A yoke of cattle cavalry A troop of cavalry cavalry A squadron of cavalry cellists A parenthesis of cellists censors A gaggle of censors chairs A fold of chairs chamois A herd of chamois cheerleaders An array of cheerleaders cheetahs A coalition of cheetahs chess players A board, or brood of chess players chickens A brood, chattering, cletch, clutch, flock, or peep of chickens children An ingratitude of children chimpanzees A troop, whoop, family, cartload of chimpanzees chinchillas A colony, herd of chinchillas choughs A chattering of choughs churchgoers A congregation of churchgoers churls A cluster of churls circuits A bank of circuits clams A bed of clams claques A shriek of claques clerks A school, rookery of clerks clouds A soufflé of clouds clowns A shudder, (an) alley, or pratfall of clowns cobras A quiver of cobras cocides A bed of cocides cockatoos A chattering, clattering, cluttering, crackle, or family of cockatoos cockles A bed of cockles cockroaches An intrusion, or swarm of cockroaches cock-turkeys A posse of cock-turkeys cod A lap, school of cod coins A roll, or roleau of coins coloraturas A quaver of coloraturas colts A rack, rag, or rake of colts comedians A gaggle, or riot of comedians communists A colhose of communists computers A cluster of computers computers, linked A network of computers (linked together) condiments An accompaniment of condiments conges A congerie of conges conies A bury, or game of conies convicts A gang of convicts convicts A chain of convicts cooks A temperance, hastiness of cooks coots A commotion, cover, covert, fleet, flock, pod, raft, rasp, or swarm of coots corgi A consort of corgi cormorants A flight, gulp of cormorants corn A sheaf, shock of corn (pile of stalks) coughs A chattering of coughs courtesans A harem of courtesans cowboy mounts, extra A cavvy, or remuda of extra cowboy mounts cowboys A saunter of cowboys cows A drift, drove, flink, herd, kine, or mob of cows coyotes A band, pack, rout, or run of coyotes cranes A herd, sedge, siege, or flock of cranes crickets An orchestra of crickets crocodiles A bask, congregation, float, or nest of crocodiles crows A cauldron, caucus, congress, cowardice, hover, murder, muster, parcel, or storytelling of crows cubs A litter of cubs curates A charge of curates curlews A head, herd, salon, skein, or wedge of curlews curs A cowardice of curs cymbals A sign of cymbals dachshunds A moxie of doxies dancers, male A flight of dancers dancers, female A float of dancers dancers A gambol, or troupe of dancers daubers A squat of daubers deans A decanter, or decorum of deans debtors A split of debtors debutants A delirium of debutants decorators A tantrum of decorators deer, roe A bevy of roe deer deer, two/three A brace (2), or leash (3) of deer deer A bunch, herd, parcel, mob, or rangale of deer dentists An amalgam, brace, or wince of dentists dermatologists A rash of dermatologists designers A set, or subtlety of designers diagnosticians A guess of diagnosticians dice A luck of dice dictators A tyranny of dictators dictionaries A meaning of dictionaries dieters A pot of dieters dilation A dilation of pupils dinosaurs A herd, or pack of dinosaurs directions A vane of directions directors A gild, drove, or board of directors barstaff A disappearance of barstaff divorcees A desperation of divorcees DIYers A bodge of DIYers doctors A doctrine, or dose of doctors documents A wealth, or dossier of documents dodos An extinction of dodos dogfish A troop of dogfish dogs, two/three A brace (2), or leash (3) of dogs dogs A kennel, or pack of dogs dollars A fistful of dollars dolphins A herd, flock, pod, school, or team of dolphins dominoes A falling of dominoes donkeys A herd, drove, or pace of donkeys dons An obstruction of dons doorkeepers A safeguard of doorkeepers dotterel A trip of dotterel doves A bevy, cote, dole, dule, exaltation, flight, piteousness, or prettying of doves dowagers A bevy, or frost of dowagers dragonet fish A swarm of dragonet fish dragons A doom, flight, weyr, or wing of dragons dray A dray of squirrels drinks A round of drinks drones, literary A swarm of literary drones drongos A bunch of drongos drugs A cocktail of drugs drummers An asylum, fagot, or roll of drummers drums A kettle of drums drunks A load, or stone of drunks ducks A brace, bunch, flush, flock, skein, sord, or string of ducks ducks, on ground A badelynge of ducks (on the ground) ducks, swimming A paddling of ducks (while swimming) ducks, idle in water A raft of ducks (while idle in water) ducks, flying A flight, plump, or team of ducks (while flying) ducks, diving A dopping of ducks (diving) dunbirds A rush, or flight of dunbirds dung A pile of dung dunlin A fling of dunlin dwarves A shortage of dwarves eagles An aerie, convocation, jubilee, soar, or spread of eagles earth ware, broken A fragment of broken earth ware ecdysiasts A strip of ecdysiasts (striptease artists) economists A deficit or recession of economists editors An erudition of editors eels A fry or swarm of eels eggs A clutch of eggs egos A pumphouse of egos eland A herd of eland electors A college of electors electricians A grid or ohm of electricians elephants A herd, memory, or parade of elephants elk A gang or herd of elk Elvis impersonators A wiggle of Elvis impersonators embarrassments A blush of embarrassments emos An embarrassment of emos emotions A wash of emotions empiricists A tabula rasa of empiricists employees A staff of employees emus A mob of emus engineers An awkward, design or geek of engineers Englishmen A pound of Englishmen epidemiologists A host of epidemiologists Episcopalians A government of Episcopalians equestrians A prance of equestrians errands A hassle of errands estimations A bout of estimations experts A panel, discord of experts exterminators A slew of exterminators fairies A herd or fantasy of fairies falcons, pair A cast of falcons falcons A soar or tower of falcons fans A thrill of fans farts A gross of farts Fence builders An encroachment of fence-builders fencers A poke of fencers ferrets A business, cast, or fesnyng of ferrets finches A charm, chirm, company, trembling, or trimming of finches fine print A pitfall of fine print firewood A faggot of firewood fish A catch, draught, drift, fray, haul, kettle, run, scale, school, or shoal of fish fishermen A drift, exaggeration, grumble or sulk of fishermen flamingos A flamboyance, flurry, regiment, skein, or stand of flamingos flashers A phalanx or revelation of flashers flautists A phalanx of flautists flies A business, cloud, grist, hatch or swarm of flies florists A bed, bouquet, bunch, garden, or patch of florists flowers A bunch or bouquet of flowers flying fish A glide of flying fish footballers A coach of footballers footsteps A patter of footsteps foresters A stalk, coop of foresters fowl A plump, trip, or skein (in flight) of fowl foxes An earth, lead, skulk, or troop of foxes foxes, three A leash (3) of foxes freezers A glacier of freezers Frenchmen A peck of Frenchmen freshmen A clump, plentitude of freshman friars A scull, skulk of friars frogs A knot, froggery of frogs frogs An army, colony of frogs front end loaders A heap of front-end loaders fungi A colony of fungi fur seals A harem of seals (belonging to one male) furniture A suite of furniture gamblers A talent of gamblers gangsters A knuckle of gangsters gardeners A sprinkling of gardeners gays A village of gays gears A rack of gears geese A flock, gaggle, trip, team of geese geese A gaggle of geese (wild or domesticated) (on water) geese A nide of geese geese A skein of geese (in flight) geese, flying A wedge of geese (flying in a “V”) geldings A clipping, brace of geldings generals A glitter of generals geneticists A helix of geneticists geologists A conglomerate of geologists geologists A formation of geologists geometrists A plane of geometrists gerbils A horde of gerbils Germans A gross of Germans ghosts A fraid of ghosts ghosts A fright of ghosts giraffes A corps of giraffe giraffes A herd of giraffes giraffes A stretch of giraffes giraffes A totter of giraffes giraffes A tower of giraffes giraffes A journey of giraffes girls A giggle of girls girls, tanked sorority A bevy of tanked sorority girls gluttons A slaver of gluttons gnats A cloud of gnats gnats A clout of gnats gnats A horde of gnats gnats A horde, swarm of gnats gnus An implausibility, herd of gnus goats A drove of goats goats A flock, herd of goats goats A tribe of goats goats A trip of goats gods A pantheon of gods goldfinch A vein of goldfinch goldfinches A drum, charm, glister, chattering, troubling of goldfinches goldfish A glint, troubling[1] of goldfish golf balls A flight of golf balls golfers A lie of golfers golfers A tedium of golfers goons A plunder of goons goosanders A dopping of goosanders gorillas A band of gorillas gorillas A woop of gorillas goshawks A flight of goshawks goslings A shoal, skein of goslings gossip columnists A slither of gossip columnists gossips A dish of gossips gourmands A delicatessen of gourmands gourmets A delicatessen of gourmets governesses A galaxy of governesses graduate students A fortitude of graduate students graduates An unemployment of graduates grammarians A conjunction of grammarians grandparents A nag of grandparents grandparents A wisdom of grandparents grapes A bunch, cluster of (sour) grapes grasses A fistful of grasses grasshoppers A cloud of grasshoppers grasshoppers A cluster of grasshoppers grasshoppers A swarm of grasshoppers greyhounds A gallop, leash of greyhounds griffins A pryde of griffins grits A mess of grits groupies A grope of groupies grouse A brace (2) of grouse grouse A brood of grouse (large group) grouse A covey of grouse (single family) grouse A drumming of grouse (derivation: their mating call, generated with the wings) grouse A lek of grouse grouse A pack, flight of grouse guillemots A bazaar of guillemots guinea pigs A group of guinea pigs gulls A colony, pack of gulls gulls A screech of gulls gunships A hailstorm of gunships gurus A profit of gurus gym instructors A set of gym instructors gymnasts A tumbler of gymnasts gynaecologists A smear of gynaecologists gypsies A store of gypsies hackers A cruft of hackers hair A tuz, lock, wig of hair hairdressers A set, swish of hairdressers hammers A morning of hammers hamsters A horde of hamsters hand tools A grip of hand tools hares A down of hares hares A husk, huske of hares hares A leap of hares hares A leash (3) of hares hares A trace, flick, herd, kindle of hares hares A trip, drove, warren of hares haries A swarm of haries harlots A herd of harlots harpers A melody of harpers harps A twangle of harps hartebeest A herd of hartebeest harts A herd of harts haute bourgeoisie An ennui of haute bourgeoisie hawks A boil, schizophrenia, mews, aerie, moulting, screw, stream of hawks hawks A cast of hawks (a pair released after game) hawks A kettle of hawks (riding a thermal) hawks A leash (3) of hawks hawks An aerie, moulting, screw, stream of hawks hedgehogs A prickle, array of hedgehogs hedonists A debauchery of Hedonists heirs An expectation of heirs helicopters A hover of helicopters helpers A hamper of helpers hens A brood of hens herdsmen A waywardness of herdsmen hermits An observance of hermits herons A hedge, siege, sedge, sege, station, rookery, flight, colony of herons herrings A glean, shoal, army of herrings hills An undulation of hills hinds A parcel of hinds hippies A trip of hippies hippopotami A crash, pod, school, thunder of hippopotami hippopotami A herd, bloat of hippopotami hippos A huddle of hippos hit men, retired A slew of retired hit men hitmen A magnum of hitmen hobos A bindle of hobos, A flagon of hobos hogs A drift, drove of hogs hogs A parcel of hogs hogs A passel of hogs homework A slew of homework homosexuals An ensemble of homosexuals hoodlums A gang of hoodlums hornets A bike, nest, swarm of hornets horsemen A cavalcade of horsemen horseplayers A parlay of horseplayers horses A harras of horses (breeding) horses A herd, troop, string, drove of horses horses A pair of horses horses A remuda of horses (in a large group, as a herd) horses A span (team of 2) of horses horses A stable of horses horses A stud of horses horses A team of horses hostlers A laughter of hostlers hounds A brace (2), leash (3) of hounds hounds A cry of hounds hounds A hunt, meet of hounds hounds A kennel of hounds hounds A mute of hounds hounds A pack of hounds hounds A stable of hounds hounds A sute of hounds housekeepers A foresight of housekeepers houses A huddle of houses humming birds A hover of hummingbirds hummingbirds A charm, shimmer, glittering, bouquet, chattering, drum, troubling of hummingbirds hunters A blast of hunters husbands A multiply of husbands husbands An unhappiness of husbands hybrids A vigour of hybrids hyenas A cackle of hyenas hyenas A clan of hyenas ibex A herd of ibex ibises A colony of ibises icebergs A crush of icebergs icebergs A drift of icebergs ichthyologists A scale of ichthyologists icons A shield of icons idiots A thicket of idiots iguanas A mess of iguanas impalas A couple of impalas impediments A vagary of impediments impressionists A blur of impressionists infantry A crèche of infantry information A wealth of information ingénues A spate of ingénues in-laws An imposition of in-laws insects A flight, cloud of insects insects A swarm, plague, horde, rabble of insects instruments, musical A parley of musical instruments intellects A pretension of intellects interpreters A tongue lashing of interpreters Irishmen A pint of Irishmen islands A chain of islands islands An archipelago of islands Italians An explosion of Italians jackdaws A train, pair, band of jackdaws jackrabbits A husk of jackrabbits jays A band of jays jays A cast of jays jays A party of jays jays A scold of jays jellyfish A fluther of jellyfish jellyfish A smack of jellyfish jellyfish A smuth, smuck of jellyfish jellyfish A studk, stuck of jellyfish jewellers A ring of jewellers jewels A cache of jewels Jews A minyan of Jews (the quorum for a congregation) jigsaw puzzlers An assemblage of jigsaw puzzlers jockeys A race of jockeys joggers A wheeze of joggers journalists A scoop, slant of journalists judges A bench, sentence, bevy of judges jugglers A neverthriving of jugglers juniors A gratitude of juniors kangaroo A flock, troop of kangaroo kangaroos A court of kangaroos (see note) kangaroos A mob of kangaroos kangaroos A troop of kangaroos keglers A bowl of keglers kestrels A flight, soar of kestrels keys A ring of keys (linked physically) kids A caper of kids kingfishers A concentration, realm, rattle, clique of kingfishers kites (birds) A kettle, soar, roost of kites kittens A kindle of kittens kittens (cats) A litter of kittens (cats) kittens (rabbits) A wrack of kittens (rabbits) kleptomaniacs A clutch of kleptomaniacs knaves A riff raff of knaves knights A banner of knights knights A route of knights knots A medusa, cluster of knots ladies A bevy of ladies lambs A fall of lambs lambs A rack of lambs lamentations A moan of lamentations lapwings A deceit, desert of lapwings larks A bevy, flight, happiness, springful of larks larks An ascension of larks larks An exaltation, exalting of larks lavatories A flush of lavatories laws, bad A strangle of bad laws lawyers A disputation of lawyers lawyers A greed of lawyers lawyers A huddle of lawyers lawyers A quarrel of lawyers lawyers An eloquence of lawyers lawyers An escheat of lawyers leaves An autumn of leaves lecturers A drift of lecturers leopards A leap, lepe of leopards lepers A colony of lepers lesbians A tough of lesbians leverets A kindle of leverets liberals A pink of liberals librarians A catalogue of librarians librarians A stack, shush of librarians lice A colony, infestation, flock of lice lines A pencil of lines (proper contemporary group term in mathematics) linguists A babble of linguists linnets A parcel of linnets lions A pride of lions lions A sault of lions lions A sowse, troop, flock of lions lispers A plethora of lispers listeners A fascination, audience of listeners lizards A lounge of lizards llamas A herd of llamas loafers A multiplication of loafers locals A plague of locals locusts A plague, cloud, swarm of locusts logicians A sequitur of logicians lollies A packet of lollies loopholes A ho ho of loopholes lorries A fleet, convoy of lorries lovebirds A pair, orgy of lovebirds lovers A trance of lovers luddites A smashing of luddites luminaries An array of luminaries lutists A litany of lutists lynx A chain of lynx machine guns A nest of machine guns mackerel A shoal of mackerel magicians An illusion of magicians magistrates A bench of magistrates magpies A congregation, charm, flock, gulp, murder, tiding, tittering, tribe of magpies maidens A rage of maidens mallards A lute, battling of mallards mallards A puddling of mallards (on water) mallards A sord, sute, flush of mallards (Old French sordre = rise up in flight) managers An asylum of managers maps An atlas of maps marching bands A Sousa of marching bands mares A stud of mares mares, brood An overbearance of brood mares marines A muscle of marines martens A richness, richesse of martens masseurs A pummel of masseurs masters An example of masters matadors A pavanne of matadors mathematicians A number of mathematicians mathematicians A set of mathematicians mathematicians An addition of mathematicians matrons A riches of matrons meanderings A confusion of meanderings meatheads A density of meatheads mechanics A clutch, torque of mechanics mediators A compromise, caucus of mediators men A band of (merry) men men A host of men merchants A faith of merchants messengers A diligence of messengers metallurgists An amalgamation of metallurgists meteorologists A shower of meteorologists mice A nest, horde, mischief, click, trip of mice microbiologists A colony of microbiologists midges A bite of midges midwives An expectation of midwives minks A richness of minks minnows A shoal, steam, stream, swarm of minnows misers A horde of misers mites A mite of mites mockingbirds An impression, plagiary, exactness, echo, precision, ridicule of mockingbirds models A slouch of models moles A company of moles moles A labour of moles moles A movement, arbour of moles money A wad, rouleau, cache of money mongooses A band, pack of mongooses mongrels A ménage of mongrels monitors A bank of monitors monkeys A barrel of monkeys monkeys A machination, wilderness of monkeys monkeys A mission of monkeys monkeys A tribe of monkeys monkeys A troop, troupe, cartload of monkeys monks An abomination of monks (see note) moorhens A plump of moorhens moose A herd of moose Mormons A book of Mormons morning glories A dawn of morning glories morticians A slab of morticians mosquitoes A scourge, swarm of mosquitoes mothers A consternation of mothers mothers-in-law A mutter of mothers-in-law motorcyclist A clutch of motorcyclists mountains A range of mountains mourners A cortege of mourners mourners A pathos of mourners moving men A truculence of moving men mudhen A fleet of mudhen mules A barren of mules mules A pack, rake, string of mules mules A span (team of 2) mules munchkins A phalanx, throng of munchkins mushrooms A troop, sproutness of mushrooms musicians A band of musicians musicians An orchestra of musicians mussels A bed of mussels mythological creatures A bestiary of mythological creatures narcissists A mug of narcissists narcissists A reflection of narcissists natives A tribe of natives Nazis A jungle of Nazis neighbours An annoyance, nerve of neighbours newsboys A scream of newsboys newscasters A veneer of newscasters niccolos A nonsense of niccolos nieces A squeal of nieces night students A pallor of night students nightingales A watch, match, pray, kettle of nightingales nightwatchmen A pallor of nightwatchmen Northerners A freeze of Northerners nouns A collective of nouns nouns A propriety of nouns nuns A murmur of nuns (as of their sound) nuns A prey, flap, convent of nuns nuns A superfluity of nuns nymphomaniacs A spread of nymphomaniacs oarsmen A row of oarsmen objectivists A Rand of Objectivists objects A collection of objects office boys An ogle of office boys officers A mess, execution of officers old guard A slumber of old guard onlookers A crowd of onlookers on-lookers A fascination of on-lookers optometrists A vision of optometrists orangutans A buffoonery of orangutans orchids A coterie of orchids orgiasts A concatenation of orgiasts orphans An abandonment of orphans orthodontists A brace of orthodontists orthopaedists A cast, brace of orthopaedists osteopaths A joint of osteopaths ostriches A wobble, pride, flock of ostriches otologists A herd of otologists (a physician who specializes in the study of the anatomy and diseases of the ear) otters A romp, family, raft, bevy, ramp of otters over achievers A leap of over achievers ovoids A metamorphosis of ovoids owls A parliament of owls owls A stare of owls owls A wisdom, sagaciousness of owls oxbirds A fling of oxbirds oxen A span, meinie of oxen oxen A team, drove, herd of oxen oxen A yoke (2) of oxen oysters A bed, hive of oysters oysters, young A set of young oysters Pacificans A troop of Pacificans padres A host of padres painters An illusion, madder, curse, misbelieving of painters paisleys A swirl of paisleys palindrome A tenet of palindromes palm readers A handful of palm readers paparazzi A flash of paparazzi paper A pad of (sheets of) paper paper A ream of paper (see note) paratroops A storm of paratroops pardoners A lying of pardoners parents A persistence of parents parents An embarrassment of parents(for use by teenagers) parishioners A kneeling of parishioners parking attendants A lot of parking attendants parrots A company, flock of parrots parrots A pandemonium of parrots parrots A prattle, psittacosis of parrots parrs A glut of parrs particulars A bill of particulars partridges A covey, bevy, cover, brace of partridges partridges A warren, clutch of partridges pathologists A body of pathologists patients A virtue of patients Patrick A bungle of Patricks peacocks A muster of peacocks peacocks A pride, pulchritude of peacocks peacocks An ostentation of peacocks pearls A rope, string of pearls peas A pod of peas pedants A parliament of pedants peddlers A malapertness (= impertinence) of peddlers pekinese A pomp of pekinese pelicans A brief, rookery, scoop, colony, raft, squadron, pod penguins A colony, rookery of penguins penguins A crèche of penguins penguins A formality of penguins penguins A huddle of penguins penguins A parade, waddle (on dry land) of penguins penguins A parcel of penguins penguins A rookery of penguins Pentecostals A glossolalia of Pentecostals people A congregation, crowd of people perch A pack of perch percussionist A meter of percussionists peregrines A cadge of peregrines performers A troupe of performers phantoms A phantasmagoria of phantoms pharmacists A mixture of pharmacists pheasants A bouquet of pheasants (when flushed) pheasants A covey of pheasants (while on the ground) pheasants A covey, nest of pheasants pheasants A head, warren of pheasants pheasants A nye, nide of pheasants (while on the ground) philatelists A stampede of philatelists philosophers A ponder, confusion of philosophers philosophers A wrangle of philosophers photographers A clique of photographers photographers A snap of photographers photons An enlightenment of photons physicians A college of physicians physicists A nucleus of physicists pianists A pound of pianists pigeons A dropping of pigeons pigeons A kit, flight of pigeons (flying together) pigeons A loft, flock of pigeons piglets A farrow ,passel of piglets piglets A litter, farrow of piglets pigs A drove of pigs pigs A fleet of pigs pigs A herd of pigs pigs A litter of pigs pigs A sounder of pigs pilchards A shoal, school of pilchards pill-poppers A gaggle of pill poppers pilots A yoke of pilots pintail A knob of pintail pipers A poverty of pipers pipers A skirl of pipers pistols A brace of pistols planes A stack of planes planets A quincunx of planets plankton A cloud of plankton plans A breakdown of plans players A cry of players players A huddle, retinue of players playingcards A pack, deck of playingcards playwrights A plot of playwrights pleasure A glut of pleasure pleasures A guilt of pleasures plovers A congregation of plovers plovers A stand, band, leash of plovers plovers A wing, flight of plovers plumbers A flood of plumbers plumbers A flush of plumbers pochard A rush, flight, knob (small number) of pochard poems An anthology of poems poets A rhyme of poets poets An iamb of poets poets An obscurity of poets poker players A stud of poker players polar bears An aurora, pack of polar bears polecats A chine of polecats politicians A lie of politicians politicians An equivocation of politicians politicians An odium of politicians politicians An windsock or windbag of politicians ponies A string of ponies poodles A salon of Poodles porcupine fish A cluster of porcupine fish porcupines A prickle of porcupines porpoises A herd, pod, school, gam of porpoises porpoises A turmoil of porpoises porters A grip of porters porters A safeguard of porters portfolio managers A stock of portfolio managers posers A posse of posers possum A passel of possum posties A parcel of posties potato chips A salt substrate of potato chips pottage A mess of pottage poultry A run of poultry prairie dogs A coterie, town of prairie dogs preachers A converting of preachers preachers A pontification of preachers prelates A pontifica of prelates prelates A pontificality of prelates premises A breach of premises Presbyterians A membership of Presbyterians Press Officers An Alancrockford of Press Officers pretzels A salt substrate of pretzels priests A discretion of priests priests A lechery of priests priests A mass of priests priests A superfluity of priests prima donnas A spite of prima donnas princes A state of princes prisoners A pity of prisoners proctologists A buttload, pile of proctologists professors A pomposity of professors professors emeriti An ex cathedra of professors emeriti professors, assistant A clamber of assistant professors professors, associate A tenure of associate professors professors, full An entrenchment of professors programmers An archive of programmers programmers, Microsoft computer An asylum, bloat of Microsoft computer programmers proofreaders A squint of proofreaders prose An anthology of prose prostitutes A stable of prostitutes prostitutes A whored of prostitutes prostitutes An anthology of pros (prostitutes) (see note), A firm of solicitors, A jam of tarts, A flourish of strumpets psychoanalysts A complex of psychoanalysts psychologists A complex of psychologists ptarmigans A covey of ptarmigans public speakers A twaddle of public speakers puddles A splash of puddles puffins A raft, improbability, circus, loomery of puffins pugilists A box of pugilists pugs A grumble of Pugs puns A groan of puns pupils A dilation of pupils puppies A litter of puppies puppies A piddle of puppies pyromaniacs A blaze of pyromaniacs pyromaniacs A conflagration of pyromaniacs quail A bevy, flush, knob, rout, shake of quail quail A covey of quail quail A drift of quail Quakers A meeting of Quakers queers A camp of queers quilts A hotbed of quilts rabbits A bury, berry, colony, drove, herd, leash, nest, trace, trip, warren, wrack of rabbits raccoons A mask, gaze, nursery of raccoons racehorses A field, meet, string of racehorses radio announcers A herd of radio announcers radiologists A series of radiologists railroad schedules A tragedy of railroad schedules rainbow fish A party of rainbow fish rats A colony, mischief of rats rats A pack of rats rats A rabble of rats rats A swarm, horde, plegue of rats rattle snakes A rhumba of rattle snakes ravens A conspiracy, storytelling, tower, aerie, parliament of ravens ravens A constable of ravens ravens An unkindness of ravens ravers A scatter of ravers realtors A lot of realtors reasons A rainbow of reasons rebuttals A quiver of rebuttals redwing A crowd of redwing reeds A clump of reeds refugees A flight of refugees relatives A descent of relatives relatives A gossip of relatives renters A knot of renters repairmen An overcharge of repairmen reporters A scoop of reporters reviewers A pan of reviewers rhinoceroses A crash, herd, stubbornness of rhinoceroses ribs A rack of ribs riches An embarrassment of riches rioters A melee of rioters roach A shoal of roach road ragers A stack of road ragers robbers A band of robbers robins A worm of robins roe deer A bevy of roe deer roebucks A bevy of roebucks roes A bevy of roes rooks A building, congregation, shoal, wing of rooks rooks A clamour, storytelling of rooks rooks A parliament of rooks ruffs A hill of ruffs sailors A crew of sailors sailors A deck of sailors saints A calendar of saints salesmen A sample of salesmen salmon A bind, school, shoal, draught of salmon salmon A run, leap of salmon salt A lot of salt saltines A salt substrate of saltines sandpipers A fling of sandpipers sardines A family of sardines satellites A constellation of satellites scholars A brow of scholars schoolboys A rout of schoolboys schoolies A chalk of schoolies Scots A disworship, clan of Scots Scots A fifth of Scots scouts A woggle of scouts sea fowl A cloud of sea fowl seagulls A flock, flotilla, screech, squabble, scavenging of seagulls seahorses A herd of seahorses seals A plum, herd, team of seals seals A pod, bob, colony, crash, harem, plump of seals seals A rockery, rookery of seals seals A spring of seals seamstresses A scolding of seamstresses second thoughts A clutch of second thoughts seismologists A quake of seismologists senators A compromise of senators senators A house of senators senators A pomposity of senators seniors An attitude of seniors sergeants at law A subtlety of sergeants at law sermons A squash of sermons servants An obeisance of servants shad A shoal of shad sharks A shiver, school, shoal of sharks sheep A flock, mob, herd, drift, drove, fold, wing of sheep sheep A trip, hurtle, down, meinie, parcel of sheep sheets (paper) A pad of sheets sheldrakes A doading, dopping of sheldrakes shells (sea) A midden of shells shells, artillery A broadside of (artillery) shells (on water) shells, artillery A salvo of [artillery] shells shepherds A Sodom of shepherds sheriffs A posse of sheriffs ships A fleet of ships ships A flotilla of ships ships An armada of ships shoelaces A knot of shoelaces shoemakers A blackening of shoemakers shoes A scandal, pair of shoes shoppers A crush of shoppers show dogs A bench of show dogs shrimps A troup of shrimps silk screens A pull of silk-screens silks (QCs) A purse of silks silver foxes A richness of silver foxes similes A superfluity of similes singers A choir, harmony of singers Sirens A wail of sirens skunks A stench, surfeit of skunks slaves A coffle of (chained) slaves slugs A cornucopia of slugs smelt A quantity of smelt smokers A billow, hack of smokers snails A rout, escargatoire, walk of snails snakes A bed, knot, trogle of snakes snakes A den of snakes snakes A nest of snakes snakes A pit of snakes snakes A slither of snakes snipe A walk of snipe (at rest) snipe A wisp, leash, volley, whisper of snipe software A crash of software soldiers A boast of soldiers soldiers A company of soldiers soldiers A division of soldiers soldiers A muster of soldiers soldiers A platoon, troop of soldiers soldiers A squad of soldiers soldiers An army, brigade of soldiers sophomores A platitude of sophomores sopranos A sweetness of sopranos source code A bottle of source code sparrows A host, tribe of sparrows sparrows A meinie of sparrows sparrows A quarrel of sparrows sparrows A ubiquity of sparrows spatulas A beautification of spatulas speed cameras A tyranny of speed cameras sphincters A clench of sphincters spiders A cluster of spiders spiders A clutter of spiders spies A treachery of spies sponsors A splurge of sponsors squirrels A dray of squirrels (a nest) squirrels A scurry, colony of squirrels stage hands A brace of stage hands stage mothers A pride of stage mothers stairs A flight of stairs stalkers A following of stalkers starlets A cupful of starlets starlets A galaxy of starlets starlets A wiggle of starlets starlings A clutter, chattering, constellation, filth, flight, vulgarity, cloud, congregation of starlings starlings A murmuration of starlings stars A constellation of stars stars A galaxy of stars stars A wonder of stars statesmen A disagreement of statesmen statisticians A number of statisticians sticklebacks A shoal, spread of sticklebacks sticks A fagot of sticks stoats A pack, trip of stoats stockbrokers A portfolio of stockbrokers storks A muster of storks storks A mustering of storks storks A phalanx of storks storks A silence, swoop, flight of storks straphangers A puree of straphangers strumpets A fanfare of strumpets students A class of students students A failing of students students A flunk of students sub-atomic particles A minuscule of sub-atomic particles submarines A pack of submarines submarines A wolfpack of submarines suburbanites A transplant of suburbanites suitcases A pack of suitcases suitors A bleach of suitors (another name for cobblers) suitors A swarm of suitors summoners An untruth of summoners surfers A wave of surfers surfers A whale of surfers surgeons An incision of surgeons surprises A boo of surprises surveyors A chain of surveyors suspects A fidget of suspects swallows A flight of swallows swallows A gulp, kettle, swoop, richness of swallows swans A ballet, team, whiting, squadron of swans swans A bank, herd, sounder, drift, lamentation of swans swans A game, herd, bevy of swans swans A regatta of swans (on water) swans A whiteness of swans swans An eyrar of swans swans, flying A wedge of swans (flying in a “V”) swedish A bork of swedish swifts A flock, drift of swifts swimmers A raft of swimmers swimmers, long distance A league of long distance swimmers swine A drift of swine (wild) swine A drove of swine swine A herd of swine swine A sounder of swine (tame) swine A trip of swine (tame) swingers A bed of swingers Swiss A watch of Swiss swordfish A flotilla of swordfish sycophants A gush of sycophants sycophants A swarm of sycophants tailors A disguising of tailors tailors A proud showing of tailors tanks A clank of tanks tanks A clatter of tanks tapirs A candle of tapirs tapsters A promise of tapsters TARDISes A manor of TARDISes tarts A jam of tarts tasks An agenda of tasks taverners A cajolery of taverners taverners A glazing (= fawning) of taverners taxis A charge of taxis teachers A quiz of teachers teal A diving of teal teal A spring, string, raft, knob, bunch, coil of teal teddy bears A hug of teddy bears teenagers A grunt of teenagers teenagers An attitude of teenagers tennis games A set of tennis games termites A colony, swarm of termites terriers A terror of terriers testicles A clutch of testicles tests A battery of tests Texans A mob of Texans theoretical physicists A field of theoretical physicists thieves A den, skulk of thieves things A bunch, cluster of things threshers A thrave of threshers thrushes A mutation of thrushes tigers A hide of tigers tigers A streak of tigers tigers An ambush of tigers tinkers A wandering of tinkers toadies A pander of toadies toads A knot of toads (derivation: appearance) toads A lump, nest, knob of toads todays A twinkling of todays tomorrows A promise of tomorrows tongues A convention of tongues tongues A jagger of tongues tortoises A creep of tortoises toucans A durante of toucans tourists A flock, glaze of tourists toys An assembly of toys trainers, personal A torment of trainers trains A postponement, cancellation of trains tranquilizers An equanimity of tranquilizers transvestites A camp, travesty of transvestites trash A heap of trash tree surgeons A graft of tree surgeons trees A clump, forest, coupe of trees trees A grove of trees trees A stand of trees trees A thicket of trees trees A stillness of trees tricksters A tangle of tricksters troops A parel of troops troubles A shitload of troubles trout A hover, shoal of trout trucks A convoy of trucks trumpets A flourish of trumpets trustees A board of trustees truths A pithy of truths tubas A tumult of tubas tuna A float, troup of tuna turds A steam of turds turkeys A brood of turkeys (immature) turkeys A death-row of turkeys turkeys A flock, dole, dule, gang, posse of turkeys turkeys A raffle of turkeys turkeys A rafter, raft of turkeys turtledoves A pitying, dule, peerage of turtledoves turtles A bale of turtles turtles A dule of turtles turtles A turn of turtles twitches An embarrassment of twitches two-up players A stoop of two-up players umbrellas A phalanx of umbrellas under achievers A drowse of under achievers undertakers An unction (or extreme unction) of undertakers unicorns A blessing, glory, or marvel of unicorns urologists A void of urologists used car salesmen A great deal of used car salesmen ushers A set of ushers vacationers A peel of vacationers vases, broken A mingling of broken vases vegetarians A sprig of vegetarians vellum A cutch of vellum vendors A haggle of vendors vicaries (vicars) A prudence of vicaries (vicars) violinists A string of violinists vipers A nest, generation of vipers voles A colony of voles voters A constituency of voters voters A desperation of voters vultures A wake, nest, colony, looming, meal, venue, vortex of vultures wagers A book of wagers waiters An absence of waiters waiters An indifference of waiters waiters An order of waiters, absence of waiters walkers An amble of walkers wallabies A mob of wallabies walruses A herd, pod, huddle of walruses walruses An ugly of walruses wankers A palm of wankers wardrobe ladies A measure of wardrobe ladies warlocks An incantation of warlocks wasps A nest, destruction, bike, colony of wasps wasps A pail of wasps waterfowl A bunch of waterfowl waterfowl A knob of waterfowl (less than 30) waterfowl A plump of waterfowl waterfowl A raft of waterfowl (on water) weasels A sneak of weasels (derivation: behaviour) weasels A sneak, pack, gang of weasels webmasters A linkage of webmasters webmasters A net of webmasters webpages A charlotte of webpages weed A stash of weed (when hidden) Weight Watchers A wailing of Weight Watchers whales A gam, plump of whales whales A grind of whales (bottle-nosed) whales A herd, mob of whales whales A pod of whales whales A school, float, shoal, run, troupe of whales whales. bottle-nosed A grind of whales wheat A sheaf of wheat (stalks) of grain tied together) whiting A pod of whiting whores A parliament of whores (also congress) widgeon A coil, company, trip, flight, bunch, knob of widgeon widgeon A raft of widgeon (wild duck) widows An ambush of widows wikipedians A page of wikipedians wildcats A destruction, dout of wild cats wildebeest A herd of wildebeest wildfowl A know (less than 30) of wildfowl wildfowl A plump, bunch, trip, knob, lute, scry, skein, sord of wildfowl willows A bend of willows windmills A tilt of windmills wine tasters A bouquet of wine tasters wing-commanders A flush of wing commanders (aka “WCs”) winners A shout of winners winnings A purse of winnings winter fishermen A chill of winter fishermen witches A coven of witches witches An incantation of witches wives An impatience of wives wolves A herd of wolves wolves A pack of wolves wolves A route of wolves wombats A warren, mob of wombats women A gaggle of women women, leering A clutch of leering women woodcocks A fall, covey, plump, flight of woodcocks woodpeckers A descent, descension of woodpeckers woodpeckers A gatling of woodpeckers woodwinds A cord of woodwinds words A babel of words worms A clew of worms worms A wriggle of worms worshipers A congregation of worshipers wrens A herd, flock of wrens wrestlers A clutch, crunch of wrestlers writers A worship of writers yaks A herd of yaks yeomen A fellowship of yeomen yes men A concert of yes men yesterdays A flight of yesterdays yesterdays A yearning of yesterdays yolks A burden of yolks young oysters A set of young oysters youths An optimism of youths zebra A herd, cohort, stripe of zebra

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