Collective fruit
Collective Col*lect"ive, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.] 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the {collective} body of a nation. --Bp. Hoadley. [1913 Webster]

2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.] ``Critical and collective reason.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gram.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. Tending to collect; forming a collection. [1913 Webster]

Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. --Young. [1913 Webster]

5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note. [1913 Webster]

{Collective fruit} (Bot.), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also {multiple fruit}. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Collective — Col*lect ive, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.] 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the {collective} body of a nation. Bp. Hoadley. [1913 Webster] 2. Deducing consequences; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collective — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole < flock is a collective word > 2. a. formed by collecting ; aggregated b. of a fruit multiple 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collective — /kəˈlɛktɪv / (say kuh lektiv) adjective 1. formed by collection. 2. forming a collection or aggregate; aggregate; combined. 3. relating to a group of individuals taken together. 4. (of a fruit) formed by the coalescence of the pistils of several… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • multiple fruit — Collective Col*lect ive, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.] 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the {collective} body of a nation. Bp. Hoadley. [1913 Webster] 2. Deducing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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