colectivo

[ koh-lek-tee-voh; Spanish kaw-lek-tee-vaw ]
/ ˌkoʊ lɛkˈti voʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ lɛkˈti vɔ /

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.

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Origin of colectivo

<American Spanish: literally, collective, i.e., a vehicle used collectively; Spanish <Latin collēctīvuscollective
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