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List of collective nouns

Did you ever need to know what a group of geese was called? Well, here are some of the more commonly used collective nouns, with a few of the interesting ones thrown in for good measure.

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Aerie

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A group of eagles is called an aerie.

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Armada

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A group of ships, particularly military vessels or a Navy is called an armada.

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Army

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A group of caterpillars is called an army. Sometimes a group of ants is called an army too.

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A group of larks is called an ascension or an exultation.

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Bale

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A bale is a large bundle of something, usually tightly packed into a regular shape and held together with string. hay and straw are the two most common items that is packed into bales.

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Bale

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A group of turtles is called a bale.

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Band

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A band is a group of musicians who perform music together.
Music made by a group of people playing different instruments together is usually more interesting than music made by only a single instrument.

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Barren

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A group of donkeys or mules is called a barren.

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Bevy

A group of quail is called a bevy or a covey.

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Bloat

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A group of hippopotami is called a bloat.

And also ...

Arsenal, Batch, Clientele, Coven, Crew, Folk, Horde, League, Squad, Tribe, Troupe.