[koh-lek-tee-voh; Spanish kaw-lek-tee-vaw]
noun, plural co·lec·ti·vos [koh-lek-tee-vohz; Spanish kaw-lek-tee-vaws] /ˌkoʊ lɛkˈti voʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ lɛkˈti vɔs/. (in Latin America)
a small public bus.
Origin of colectivo
< American Spanish: literally, collective, i.e., a vehicle used collectively; Spanish < Latin collēctīvus collective
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