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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Definitions for clowder

  1. a group or cluster of cats.

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Citations for clowder
"That's a fine clowder of cats you have, Aunt Alex," I told the old dowager one day when I was bringing her some peanut brittle from my mother. Noel Perrin, "Don't Give Me One Dozen Roses, Give Me a Nosegay," The New Yorker, April 4, 1959
A clowder of scrawny cats was busy in a heap of fishbones, while a couple of others groomed themselves in doorways and on window-sills. Ross King, Ex-Libris, 1998
Origin of clowder
Clowder comes from the term clodder meaning "clotted mass." It entered English in the late 1700s.