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bev·y / ˈbevē/ • n. (pl. bev·ies) a large group of people or things of a particular kind: he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls. ∎  a group of birds, particularly when closely gathered on the ground: a bevy of quail stayed through winter, feeding on our locust beans.

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Bevy

a drinking company; an assembly or collection. See also covey, flight, flock, herd, swarm.

Examples: bevy of beauties, of bright damsels, 1725; of conies, 1486; of fair women, 1667; of fairies, 1603; of girls; of ladies, 1470; of larks, 1470; of maids of honour, 1808; of otter; of powdered coxcombs, 1765; of quails, 1630; of renegades, 1848; of roes [six head of roe deer], 1470; of slaves, 1611; of swans.

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bevy company of ladies, birds, etc. XV. of unkn. orig.

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