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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bevy \Bev"y\, n.; pl. Bevies. [Perhaps orig. a drinking
company, fr. OF. bev['e]e (cf. It. beva) a drink, beverage;
then, perh., a company in general, esp. of ladies; and last
applied by sportsmen to larks, quails, etc. See Beverage.]
1. A company; an assembly or collection of persons,
especially of ladies.
What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here ! --Beau.
2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was
surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a
bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"
2: a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on
the ground); "we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "bevy":
a mass of, a world of, age group, army, assembly, band, battalion,
body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cast, charm, clique, cloud, cluster,
clutter, cohort, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie,
covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, faction, fleet,
flight, flock, flocks, gaggle, gang, group, grouping, groupment,
hail, hive, host, in-group, jam, junta, large amount, legion, lots,
many, masses of, mob, movement, muchness, multitude, murmuration,
nest, numbers, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, phalanx,
plague, platoon, plurality, posse, quantities, quite a few,
regiment, rout, ruck, salon, scores, set, shoal, skein, spring,
squad, stable, string, swarm, team, throng, tidy sum, tribe, troop,
troupe, watch, wing, worlds of
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