1》 a number of birds moving or resting together.
↘a number of domestic animals, especially sheep, goats, or geese, that are kept together.
2》 ( a ~/~s ) a large number or crowd.
3》 a Christian congregation under the charge of a particular minister.
1》 congregate in a ~.
2》 move or go together in a crowd.
OE flocc (in the sense 'a band or body of people'), of unknown origin.
1》 a soft material for stuffing cushions and quilts, made of wool refuse or torn-up cloth.
↘powdered wool or cloth, used in making ~ wallpaper.
2》 a lock or tuft of wool or cotton.
ME: from OFr. floc , from L. floccus (see floccus ).