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Assorted Slang & Terminology: Volume 3 – Collective Nouns

A collective noun is a name for a collection or group of things. Rather than saying “that group” or “or those (x) over there” you would use a collective-noun to give the group/collection its proper name.

The following format is used for each entry:
[subject] [collective noun]

This would tell you that, for example, the collective noun for a group of apes would be a troop – “We must be careful, there is a large troop of apse that live here and they don’t like visitors”

This publication is divided up into three main sections:
1. Animals – Anything from the natural world
2. People – For groups of people, such as cowboys
3. Things – Anything else not covered by the first two sections

Examples/Samples

Animals
Ants ...

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Random List – Collective Nouns for living things

A noun which, though singular, refers to a group of things or animals. Examples include a school of fish or a pride of lions.

D20 Collective Noun
1 Albatross – Rookery
2 Bacteria – Culture
3 Buzzards – Wake
4 Caterpillars – Army
5 Cheetahs – Coalition
6 Clams – Bed
7 Cockroaches – Intrusion
8 Crabs – Cast
9 Dolphins – Pod
10 Emus – Mob
11 Falcons – Cast
12 Grasshoppers – Cloud
13 Leopards – Leap
14 Prairie Dogs – Coterie
15 Raccoons – Gaze
16 Salamandars – Congress
17 Salmon – Run
18 Sparrows – Host
19 Trout – Hover
20 Vultures – Venue
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