Definitions for kibbutzkɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts; -bʊtˈsim
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kib•butzkɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts; -bʊtˈsim(n.)(pl.)-but•zim
(in Israel) a community settlement, usu. agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.
Origin of kibbutz:
1930–35; < ModHeb kibuṣ; cf. Heb qibbūṣ gathering
a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively
A community, usually a village, based on a high level of social and economical sharing, equality, direct democracy and tight social relations.
Origin: From קיבוץ, derived from the radix קבץ.