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 for Collective fruit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.]
        "Critical and collective reason." --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. (Gram.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of
        individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or
        noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
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     4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
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              Local is his throne . . . to fix a point,
              A central point, collective of his sons. --Young.
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     5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy,
        a note signed by the representatives of several
        governments is called a collective note.
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     Collective fruit (Bot.), that which is formed from a mass
        of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; --
        called also multiple fruit. --Gray.
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