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bevy

[ bev-ee ]
/ ˈbɛv i /
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noun, plural bev·ies.

a group of birds, as larks or quail, or animals, as roebuck, in close association.
a large group or collection: a bevy of boisterous sailors.

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Origin of bevy

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English bevey, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for bevy

bevy
/ (ˈbɛvɪ) /

noun plural bevies

a flock of quails
a group, esp of girls
a group of roedeer

Word Origin for bevy

C15: of uncertain origin
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