bevy
[ bev-ee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; The roots of this word are heavily debated and are currently unknown.
Synonyms
    1.
  • assembly
  • bunch
  • collection
    2.
  • crowd
  • swarm
  • flock
  • pack
Antonyms
    1.
  • one
    2.
  • individual
Definition
1. a large group or collection
2. a group of birds, as larks or quail, or animals, as roebucks, in close association
Examples
1. A) The conference was hosting a veritable bevy of botanists and their leafy findings. B) She spotted a bevy of baked goods at the end of the buffet table.
2. A) A bevy of crows is often known, in rather morbid fashion, as a murder. B) He gained much satisfaction from learning that a bevy of rhinos is called a crash.
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