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bevy (n.)

early 15c., collective noun of quails and ladies, from Anglo-French bevée, which is of unknown origin. One supposed definition of the word is "a drinking bout," but this perhaps is a misprint of bever (see beverage). If not, perhaps the original sense is birds gathered at a puddle or pool for drinking or bathing. But the quest for a clear and logical origin in such a word might be futile. "These old names for companies of men and animals are however very fantastical and far-fetched" [OED].

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Definitions of bevy

bevy (n.)
a large gathering of people of a particular type;
a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him
he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire
bevy (n.)
a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground);
we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks
From wordnet.princeton.edu