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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect·ive a.
 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
 2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.] “Critical and collective reason.”
 3. Gram. Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
 4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
 Local is his throne . . . to fix a point,
 A central point, collective of his sons.   --Young.
 5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
 Collective fruit Bot., that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 multiple fruit
      n : fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes
          derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle:
          e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple [syn: aggregate
          fruit, syncarp]