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Definitions of receptacle

  1. enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a container that is used to put or keep things in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Anything, as a vessel, used to hold other things; a place of deposit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. In botany, the tip of a floral axis from which the different parts of a flower spring, torus. 2. In botany, the placenta. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. That into which anything is received or contained: (bot.) the basis of a flower. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Place in which anything is contained. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Anything that serves to contain or hold other things. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A place or vessel into which something is received, and in which it is contained; the basis of the parts of fructification. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A place or vessel into which a thing is received, or in which it may be contained; in bot., that part of the fructification which bears or receives other parts, as the expanded top of the peduncle of a dandelion, the inner surface of a fig, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. An organ used as a repository ; the peduncle of a racemose inflorescence ; the torus or thalamus of a flower ; the terminal disc of Mosses. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [Latin] An organ used as a repository; the peduncle of a racemose inflorescence; the torus or thalamus of a flower; the terminal disc of Mosses (bot.). na
  18. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository. dictgcide_fs
  19. r[=e]-sep'ta-kl, n. that into which anything is received or in which it is contained: (bot.) the basis of a flower: (zool.) an organ that receives and holds a secretion.--n. R[=E]'CEPT, an idea taken into the mind from without.--adj. RECEPTAC'ULAR (bot.), pertaining to or serving as a receptacle.--n. RECEPTIBIL'ITY, receivability.--adj. RECEPT'IBLE, receivable.--ns. RECEP'TION, the act of receiving: admission: state of being received: acceptance: a receiving officially: (Milt.) capacity for receiving: a receiving of guests for entertainment: welcome: treatment at first coming; RECEP'TION-ROOM.--adj. RECEPT'IVE, having the quality of receiving or containing: (phil.) capable of receiving, or quick to receive, impressions.--ns. RECEPT'IVENESS; RECEPTIV'ITY, quality of being receptive. [L. recip[)e]re, receptum, to receive.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Containing vessel, place, or space; (Bot.) common base of floral organs, axis of cluster. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [Latin] That which receives or into which any thing is received and held; a receiver or holder; a reservoir. Cabinet Dictionary
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