16. A group of crows is called a ‘mur­der’

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The col­lec­tive noun for crows is a mur­der. This term has been in use since the 15th cen­tury and, while there are myths about coun­cils of crows sen­tenc­ing oth­ers to death, it most likely came about be­cause of their pierc­ing cries and ten­dency to flock to­wards car­casses.

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