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COLLECTIVE TERM COLLECTIVE PHRASE
STATUS
aarmory An aarmory of aardvarks Spurious
abomination An abomination of monks (see note) Spurious
agenda An agenda of tasks
ambush An ambush of widows Spurious
ambush An ambush of tigers
anthology An anthology of prostitutes (see note) Spurious
anthology An anthology of prose
archipelago An archipelago of islands
armada An armada of ships
army An army of ants
army An army of caterpillars
army An army of frogs
ascension An ascension of larks
asylum An asylum of programmers Spurious
audit An audit of bookkeepers
aurora An aurora of polar bears
babble A babble of barbers Spurious
balance A balance of accountants Uncertain
bale A bale of turtles
band A band of jays
band A band of men
band A band of gorillas
bank A bank of monitors
bank A bank of swans
banner A banner of knights
barren A barren of mules
bask A bask of crocodiles
batch A batch of bread
bavin A bavin of brush (wood)
bazaar A bazaar of guillemots
bed A bed of snakes
bed A bed of clams
bed A bed of oysters
bellowing A bellowing of bullfinches
belt A belt of asteroids
bench A bench of show dogs Uncertain
bevy A bevy of roes
bevy A bevy of beauties
bevy A bevy of quail
bevy A bevy of swans
bevy A bevy of ladies
bew A bew of partridges Uncertain
bind A bind of salmon
bite A bite of midges Uncertain
blast A blast of strumpets Spurious
blessing A blessing of unicorns
bloat A bloat of bureaucrats Spurious
bloat A bloat of hippopotami Uncertain
body A body of pathologists Spurious
bond A bond of secret agents Spurious
book A book of wagers
bouquet A bouquet of pheasants
bouquet A bouquet of flowers
brace A brace of orthodontists Spurious
brigade A brigade of soldiers
brood A brood of hens
building A building of rooks
bunch A bunch of things
bunch A bunch of grapes
bury A bury of rabbits
bury A bury of conies
business A business of flies
business A business of ferrets
cache A cache of jewels
cast A cast of actors
cast A cast of falcons
cast A cast of hawks
catalogue A catalogue of librarians Spurious
cavalcade A cavalcade of horsemen
cete A cete of badgers
chain A chain of islands
charm A charm of hummingbirds
charm A charm of finches
chattering A chattering of choughs
chine A chine of polecats
chorus A chorus of angels
clamour A clamour of rooks
clan A clan of hyenas
class A class of students
clattering A clattering of choughs
clew A clew of worms Uncertain
cloud A cloud of grasshoppers
cloud A cloud of gnats
cloud A cloud of sea fowl
clout A clout of gnats Uncertain
clowder A clowder of cats
cluster A cluster of spiders
cluster A cluster of cats
cluster A cluster of grasshoppers
clutch A clutch of mechanics Spurious
clutch A clutch of eggs
clutch A clutch of chicks
clutter A clutter of cats
clutter A clutter of spiders
coil A coil of widgeon
collective A collective of nouns
colony A colony of ants
colony A colony of bats
colony A colony of beavers
colony A colony of gulls
colony A colony of penguins
colony A colony of rats
colony A colony of lepers
colony A colony of rabbits
company A company of actors
company A company of moles
company A company of parrots
company A company of soldiers
complex A complex of psychoanalysts Spurious
conflagration A conflagration of arsonists
conglomerate A conglomerate of geologists Spurious
congregation A congregation of worshipers
congregation A congregation of plovers
congress A congress of baboons
conspiracy A conspiracy of ravens
constellation A constellation of satellites
converting A converting of preachers
convocation A convocation of eagles
convoy A convoy of lorries
convoy A convoy of trucks
corps A corps of giraffe
corps A corps of anatomists Spurious
cortege A cortege of mourners
court A court of kangaroos (see note) Spurious
coven A coven of witches
cover A cover of coots
covey A covey of partridges
covey A covey of pheasants
covey A covey of quail
covey A covey of grouse
cowardice A cowardice of curs
crash A crash of rhinoceroses
crash A crash of hippopotami
creche A creche of penguins
crew A crew of sailors
crowd A crowd of onlookers
cruft A cruft of hackers Spurious
cry A cry of hounds
cry A cry of hounds
culture A culture of bacteria
deceit A deceit of lapwings
deck A deck of cards
den A den of thieves
den A den of snakes
descent A descent of woodpeckers
descent A descent of relatives Spurious
desert A desert of lapwings
destruction A destruction of cats (feral or wild)
dilation A dilation of pupils Spurious
disguising A disguising of tailors
dissimulation A dissimulation of birds
disworship A disworship of scots
diving A diving of teal
division A division of soldiers
doading A doading of sheldrakes
doctrine A doctrine of doctors
dole A dole of doves
donut A donut of data Spurious
dopping A dopping of ducks (diving)
down A down of hares
draught A draught of fish
dray A dray of squirrels
drift A drift of swine
drift A drift of hogs Uncertain
drift A drift of fish
drove A drove of pigs
drove A drove of cattle
drum A drum of goldfinches
drunken ship A drunken ship of cobblers
dule A dule of turtles
dule A dule of doves
embarassment A embarassment of riches
exaggeration An exaggeration of fishermen Spurious
exaltation An exaltation of larks
eyrar An eyrar of swans Uncertain
faculty A faculty of academics
fall A fall of lambs
farrow A farrow of piglets
fellowship A fellowship of yeomen
fesnying A fesnying of ferrets
field A field of theoretical physicists Spurious
field A field of racehorses
flange A flange of baboons
fleet A fleet of mudhen Uncertain
fleet A fleet of ships
flight A flight of swallows
flight A flight of goshawks
flight A flight of doves
flight A flight of cormorants
fling A fling of sandpipers
fling A fling of dunlin
flink A flink of cows
flock A flock of sheep
flock A flock of tourists
flock A flock of geese
flock A flock of camels
flock A flock of seagulls
flotilla A flotilla of ships
flush A flush of plumbers Spurious
flush A flush of ducks
fluther A fluther of jellyfish
flutter A flutter of cardiologists Spurious
fry A fry of eels Uncertain
gaggle A gaggle of women
gaggle A gaggle of geese
galaxy A galaxy of starlets
galaxy A galaxy of stars
gam A gam of whales
gang A gang of elk
gang A gang of hoodlums
gaze A gaze of raccoons
geek A geek of engineers Spurious
giggle A giggle of girls
glaring A glaring of cats
glean A glean of herrings
graft A graft of tree surgeons Spurious
grind A grind of blackfish Uncertain
grist A grist of bees
grove A grove of trees
gulp A gulp of swallows Spurious
hangout A hangout of nudists Spurious
harass A harass of horses
head A head of curlews
heap A heap of trash
heard A heard of harlots
herd A herd of fairies
herd A herd of cattle
herd A herd of elephants
herd A herd of zebra
herd A herd of cows
herd A herd of chamois
herd A herd of walruses
herd A herd of pigs
herd A herd of deer
herd A herd of antelope
herd A herd of whales
herd A herd of buffalo
hill A hill of beans
hill A hill of ruffs
hive A hive of bees
horde A horde of misers Spurious
horde A horde of gnats
host A host of sparrows
host A host of angels
house A house of senators
hover A hover of trout
hover A hover of crows
huddle A huddle of lawyers
huddle A huddle of penguins
husk A husk of hares
illusion An illusion of painters
indifference An indifference of waiters Spurious
intrusion An intrusion of cockroaches Uncertain
kaleidoscope A kaleidoscope of butterflies Uncertain
kettle A kettle of hawks
kindle A kindle of kittens (cats)
kine A kine of cattle
kit A kit of pigeons Uncertain
knob A knob of waterfowl Uncertain
knot A knot of toads
labour A labour of moles
lap A lap of cod Uncertain
leap A leap of hares
leap A leap of leopards
leash A leash of deer
leash A leash of foxes
lek A lek of grouse Uncertain
library A library of books
litter A litter of piglets
litter A litter of puppies
lodge A lodge of beavers
loft A loft of pigeons
lot A lot of automobile dealers Spurious
lounge A lounge of lizards Spurious
lute A lute of mallards Uncertain
melody A melody of harpers
mews A mews of capons
mine A mine of toddlers Spurious
mischief A mischief of mice
mission A mission of monkeys
mite A mite of mites Uncertain
mob A mob of kangaroos
movement A movement of moles
multiply A multiply of husbands
murder A murder of crows
murmuration A murmuration of starlings
muster A muster of storks
muster A muster of peacocks
mutation A mutation of thrushes
mute A mute of hounds
nest A nest of mice
nest A nest of rabbits
nest A nest of vipers
nest A nest of snakes
network A network of computers
neverthriving A neverthriving of jugglers
newton A newton of figs Spurious
nide A nide of geese
nucleus A nucleus of physicists Spurious
number A number of mathematicians
nye A nye of pheasants
obesiance An obesiance of servants
obstinacy An obstinacy of buffalo
ostentation An ostentation of peacocks
pace A pace of asses
pack A pack of hounds
pack A pack of rats
pack A pack of wolves
pack A pack of grouse
paddling A paddling of ducks (on water)
pan A pan of critics Spurious
pandemonium A pandemonium of parrots Uncertain
pandemonium A pandemonium of pandas Spurious
panel A panel of experts
parade A parade of elephants
parcel A parcel of hogs
parcel A parcel of deer
parcel A parcel of penguins Uncertain
parel A parel of troops
parliament A parliament of owls
party A party of jays
passel A passel of hogs
passel A passel of possum Uncertain
patch A patch of flowers
peep A peep of chickens
phalanx A phalanx of storks Uncertain
pit A pit of snakes
piteousness A piteousness of doves
pitying A pitying of turtledoves
pitying A pitying of doves
plague A plague of locusts
platoon A platoon of soldiers
plum A plum of seals Uncertain
plump A plump of waterfowl
plump A plump of ducks (flying)
pod A pod of whales
pod A pod of seals
pod A pod of dolphins
pomp A pomp of pekinese
ponder A ponder of philosophers
pontifica A pontifica of prelates
portfolio A portfolio of stockbrokers Spurious
pounce A pounce of cats
poverty A poverty of pipers
prettying A prettying of doves
prickle A prickle of hedgehogs
pride A pride of peacocks
pride A pride of lions
prudence A prudence of vicaries (vicars)
purse A purse of winnings
quarrel A quarrel of sparrows
quiver A quiver of rebuttals
quiver A quiver of arrows
rabble A rabble of butterflies Uncertain
rabble A rabble of rats
raffle A raffle of turkeys
raft A raft of coots
raft A raft of auks Uncertain
raft A raft of ducks
rafter A rafter of turkeys
rag A rag of colts
rainbow A rainbow of butterflies
rake A rake of colts
Rake A Rake of mules
range A range of mountains
rascal A rascal of boys
riches A riches of matrons
richness A richness of martens
ring A ring of keys
roll A roll of coins
rookery A rookery of penguins Spurious
rouleau A rouleau of coins
rout A rout of wolves
rout A rout of snails
rout A rout of wolves
rout A rout of knights
run A run of salmon
run A run of poultry
sault A sault of lions
scale A scale of fish
school A school of whales
school A school of fish
scold A scold of jays Uncertain
scourge A scourge of mosquitoes
screech A screech of gulls
scull A scull of friars
sedge A sedge of bitterns
sedge A sedge of cranes
set A set of mathematicians
shoal A shoal of fish
shower A shower of meteorologists Spurious
shrewdness A shrewdness of apes
shuffle A shuffle of bureaucrats
siege A siege of bitterns
siege A siege of herons
singular A singular of boars
skein A skein of geese
skulk A skulk of foxes
slew A slew of homework
slither A slither of snakes
sloth A sloth of bears
smack A smack of jellyfish
sneak A sneak of weasels
sord A sord of mallards
sounder A sounder of pigs
sounder A sounder of swine
sounder A sounder of boars
sowse A sowse of lions
span A span of oxen
spring A spring of seals
spring A spring of teal
squad A squad of soldiers
stable A stable of horses
staff A staff of employees
stand A stand of flamingoes
stand A stand of trees
stare A stare of owls
state A state of princes
storytelling A storytelling of crows
streak A streak of tigers
string A string of ponies
stud A stud of mares
superfluity A superfluity of nuns
swarm A swarm of ants
swarm A swarm of bees
swarm A swarm of flies
swarm A swarm of rats
swarm A swarm of eels
team A team of horses
team A team of athletes
team A team of oxen
team A team of ducks
thicket A thicket of trees
thicket A thicket of idiots Spurious
thought A thought of barons
threatening A threatening of courtiers
tiding(s) A tiding(s) of magpies
tower A tower of giraffes Uncertain
trace A trace of hares
trembing A trembing of finches
tribe A tribe of monkeys
tribe A tribe of goats
tribe A tribe of natives
trimming A trimming of finches
trip A trip of sheep
trip A trip of dotterel
trip A trip of hares
trip A trip of goats
troop A troop of kangaroos
troubling A troubling of goldfinches
troupe A troupe of performers
tumult A tumult of tubas (players) Spurious
turmoil A turmoil of porpoises Uncertain
turn A turn of turtles
ubiquity A ubiquity of sparrows
ugly An ugly of walruses
unkindness An unkindness of ravens
vagary A vagary of impediments
volery A volery of birds
wad A wad of money
wake A wake of buzzards
walk A walk of snipe
watch A watch of nightingales
wealth A wealth of information
wedge A wedge of geese (flying)
wedge A wedge of swans (flying)
whiteness A whiteness of swans
wing A wing of aircraft
wisdom A wisdom of grandparents
wisp A wisp of snipe
woop A woop of gorillas
wrack A wrack of kittens (rabbits)
yoke A yoke of oxen
zeal A zeal of zebra

Notes:
The phrase "An abomination of monks" is frequently cited as a legitimate collective noun for monks. It is actually a misinterpretation of the title of a protestant treatise written by Jan Hus around 1400.

An "anthology of prostitutes" is a pun on "anthology of prose", as "pro" is a common contraction for prostitute in Britain and elsewhere.

The phrase "A court of kangaroos" is frequently thought to be legitimate, given the (quite unrelated) expression "a kangaroo court". There is no known evidence of its legitimacy as a collective noun, however.