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clowder

[klou-der] /ˈklaʊ dər/
noun
1.
a group or cluster of cats.
Origin of clowder
1795-1805
1795-1805; variant of dial. clodder clotted mass, noun use of clodder to clot, coagulate, Middle English clothered, clothred (past participle), variant of clotered; compare obsolete clotter to huddle together; see clutter
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Word Origin and History for clowder

1811, variant of clutter.

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