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clowder

[ klou-der ]
/ ˈklaʊ dər /
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noun

a group or cluster of cats.

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Origin of clowder

First recorded in 1795–1805; variant of dialectal 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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