half-dozen

[half-duhz-uhn, hahf-]
noun
1.
one half of a dozen; six.
adjective
2.
considering six as a unit; consisting of six.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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half-dozen
 
determiner
(preceded by a)
 a.  six or a group of six: a half-dozen roses
 b.  (as pronoun; functioning as singular or plural) : at least a half-dozen

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Example sentences
He prefers combining a half-dozen kinds in pots, blending tone-on-tone patterns
  reminiscent of brocades.
Any half-dozen of them would have engraved their author's name in history.
Warner, among a half-dozen or so other operators, stepped into this breach and
  brought some degree of order to the chaos.
And maybe-be sure to check the sell-by date-a half-dozen eggs, the large size,
  not the extra large.
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