Definition of Receptacle

1. Noun. A container that is used to put or keep things in.




2. Noun. Enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.
Specialized synonyms: Gynobase
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Group relationships: Stalk, Stem

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

Definition of Receptacle

1. n. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

Definition of Receptacle

1. Noun. A container. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; also torus. ¹

3. Noun. (electricity US) A contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug and flexible cord to supply portable equipment or appliances. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Receptacle

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Receptacle

1. The main stem of a flower (torus), in ferns, a main stem on which sporangia arise. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Receptacle

recentness
recentnesses
recentralize
recentralized
recentralizes
recentralizing
recentre
recentred
recentres
recentrifuge
recentrifuged
recentrifuges
recentrifuging
recentring
recept
receptacle (current term)
receptacles
receptacular
receptaculitid
receptaculitids
receptaculum
receptaculum chyli
receptaculum ganglii petrosi
receptaculum pecqueti
receptaries
receptary
receptibility
receptible
reception
reception center

Literary usage of Receptacle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"(10) The carpels are arranged spirally within an excavated receptacle. ... There is no fusion between the walls of the carpels and that of the receptacle. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1860)
"B. The same with the scales and florets removed, to show the conical receptacle 6. upon which the scales are placed ; a. involucre. Flo. 2. ..."

3. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"Calyx imbricated (rarely simple), oblong; style long, cloven half way down ; egret pilose, scabrous, or rough papillose ; receptacle naked ; seed smooth and ..."

4. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"Calyx imbricate; rays numerous ; receptacle conic, punctate ; seeds flat; egret consisting of minute bristles, with'2" elongated aud opposite bristles. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"(b) receptacle expanded beyond ovary as a cup or tube, bearing the floral ... (a) receptacle not expanded or prolonged beyond the flower; floral envelopes ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"A milk-cooling apparatus consisting es- [696] sentially of a vertically elongated milk receptacle, provided with a discharge opening at its lower end, ..."

7. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1836)
"Calyx imbricated, (rarely simple) oblong; style long, cloven half way down ; egret pilose, scabrous, or rough papillose; receptacle naked; eed smooth and ..."

8. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"Calyx imbricated (rarely simple) oblong : style long, clo halfway down: egret pilose, scabrous, or rough papillose : receptacle naki seed smooth and ..."

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