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colectivo

[koh-lek-tee-voh; Spanish kaw-lek-tee-vaw] /ˌkoʊ lɛkˈti voʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ lɛkˈti vɔ/
noun, plural colectivos
[koh-lek-tee-vohz; Spanish kaw-lek-tee-vaws] /ˌkoʊ lɛkˈti voʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ lɛkˈti vɔs/ (Show IPA)
(in Latin America)
1.
a small public bus.
Origin
< American Spanish: literally, collective, i.e., a vehicle used collectively; Spanish < Latin collēctīvus collective
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