batch add collections

Is there a plugin or a way someone knows to add collections in a batch?
I have 40-something collections, and I would like to avoid using the mouse that much to create each separately.
I assume that the answer is no, so if you have an answer of yes and can tell us how, or any guidance on how it might be handled please let me know.

I think that would require some coding -- I'm not aware of/remembering anything out of the box. Going via the API might offer the most flexibility in the realm of writing code.

I believe you can do this with DanielKM's fork of CSVImport. See csv_files/test_collection.csv for how to set up the CSV.