Receptacle

Definition of Receptacle

Re`cep´ta`cle   Pronunciation: rė`sĕp´tå`k'l
n.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.) 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.

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