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receptacles

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), noun [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See {Receive}.]

1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

receptacle

noun

1: a container that is used to put or keep things in

2: enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

3: an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert


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