Definitions for: Receptacle

[n] a container that is used to put or keep things in
[n] an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
[n] enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cep"ta*cle, n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L.
receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to
receive. See Receive.]
1. That which serves, or is used, fro receiving and
containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a
reservoir; a repository.

O sacred receptacle of my joys! --Shak.

2. (Bot.)
(a) The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of
the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See
Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
(b) The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common
support to a head of flowers.
(c) An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or
other matters.
(d) A special branch which bears the fructification in
many cryptogamous plants.

See Also: ash-pan, ashtray, beehive, cat box, catchall, chamberpot, coin box, collection plate, container, cuspidor, dustpan, electric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet, expansion slot, fitting, hive, hopper, hot-water bag, hot-water bottle, in-basket, in-tray, out-basket, outlet, outlet box, out-tray, pix, plant part, plate, potty, pyx, save-all, silent butler, slot, socket, spittoon, stalk, stem, thunder mug, tidy, tray, trough, wall plug, wall socket

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