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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Receptacle  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  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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