Venereal Terms: Names of Groups

(terms of Venery or group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some more modern creations that attempt to describe group characteristics of animals, humans, and groupings)

Venereal Terms (or traditional terminology) in these lists, or sections, are indicated with italics and "modern creations" are presented with normal text.

cottontails
A nest of cottontails.
cows
1. A rumination of cows.
2. A milking of cows.
creditors
A curse of creditors.
crocodiles
A bask of crocodiles.
crows
1. A murder of crows.
2. A hover of crows.
cryptologists
A secrecy of cryptologists.
dancers
A troupe of dancers.
debt
A mountain of debt.
deer
1. A herd of deer.
2. A flight of deer.
democrats
1. An inflation of democrats.
2. A deception of democrats.
dentists
A wince of dentists.
dermatologists
A rash of dermatologists.
diagnosticians
A guess of diagnosticians.
dietitians
A bland of dietitians.
dodos
An extinction of dodos.

For a better understanding of where Venereal Terms came from and the reasons for their existence in the first place, go to this Group Names: Introduction to Venereal and Other Group Terms unit.

Here is an attempt to clarify the different "hunt, hunting" and the "love, fondness" terms: venat-, "hunt, hunting"; vener-, "love, sexual references"; Names for Groups or "Venery names"; Introduction to Venereal and Other Group Terms or "Venery names".