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Pronunciation:  ri'septukul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a container that is used to put or keep things in
  2. [n]  an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
  3. [n]  enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

RECEPTACLE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: ash-pan, ashtray, beehive, cat box, catchall, chamberpot, coin box, collection plate, container, cuspidor, dustpan, electric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet, expansion slot, fitting, hive, hopper, hot-water bag, hot-water bottle, in-basket, in-tray, out-basket, outlet, outlet box, out-tray, pix, plant part, plate, potty, pyx, save-all, silent butler, slot, socket, spittoon, stalk, stem, thunder mug, tidy, tray, trough, wall plug, wall socket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The main stem of a flower (torus); in ferns, a main stem on which sporangia arise.