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.

1. A paddling of ducks (on water).
2. A brace of ducks.
3. A team of ducks (in flight).
4. A plump of ducks (in flight).
5. A dopping of ducks (diving).
eagles (pl) (noun)
A convocation of eagles.
1. A swarm of eels.
2. A congeries of eels.
A clutch of eggs.
1. A college of electors.
2. People who have the right to make choices of public officers or those who have a right to vote.
electric eels (lexicomedy)
A battery of electric eels.
electricians (lexicomedy)
1. An ohm of electricians.
2. A jolt of electricians.
A herd of elephants.
elks, elk
A gang of elks or a gang of elk.
A corps of engineers.
A prance of equestrians.
A cast of falcons.
fax machines
A discourse of fax machines.
1. A business of ferrets.
2. A fussiness of ferrets.
1. A charm of finches.
2. A trimming of finches.
3. A trembling of finches.
4. A flock of finches.

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".