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Noun: receptacle  ri'sep-tu-kul
  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

Derived forms: receptacles

Type of: container, fitting, plant part, plant structure

Part of: stalk, stem

Encyclopedia: Receptacle