Collective nouns - how many do you know?
Here's some to get you started:
A herd of cows
A swarm of bees
A colonly of ants
A clutch of eggs
A coven of witches
A gaggle of geese
A flock of birds
A troop of apes
A litter of kittens
A fleet of ships
WOW, thank you. it is very useful. what about porks, wolfs, horses.
A herd of pigs or a herd of swine
A herd of horses
A pack of wolves
A flock of sheep
A school of whales
A pod of dolphins
A college of cardinals
a string of garlic
an archipelago of islands
a cloud ( swarm ) of mosquitoes
a herd of bison or buffalo, a school of fish, a feral cat colony, a litter of puppies, a swarm of locusts (from the King James Bible?)
Hello Chris. Is Cardinal a kind of bird? or Is it something related to Catholic religion?
Alex. Is Locust an insect? like this http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/locust/
It is the same animal than a grasshopper.
Hi Diego, cardinal here refers to the senior prelates within the Catholic church. A locust is a type of grasshoper, but is called a locust when it swarms with others in large numbers.
What about a "plethora" of something. A plethora of choices means, possibly, that there are too many. Is there also the term "locust storm", or not?
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