The collective noun quiz: Do you know your herds from your hordes?
One for sorrow, two for joy… and three magpies can be a tiding, a charm, or a gulp.
A collective noun is used to describe a group or collection of things as a whole. A collective noun that describes a group of animals is also known as a term of venery. Some are specific to certain animals, whereas others overlap. Take our quiz to see if you know your herds from your hordes.