Collective Noun for Robins

What Is a Group of Robins Called?

A group of robins is called a blush.
Collective NounUsage
blusha blush of robins
collective noun for robins

blush of robins

Other Words for a Group of Robins

While blush is the most common collective noun for robins, a group of robins is also called a blush, bobbin (fanciful), breast, carol (fanciful), gift, reliant (funny), riot, rouge, round, ruby, or worm (especially in America).

What Type of Word is "Blush"?

The word "blush" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Blush Is" or "Blush Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "blush" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The blush is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The blush are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.