receptacle

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin receptāculum (reservoir, receptacle), from receptō (I receive back or again, recover), frequentative of recipiō (I receive; hold back, reserve), from re- (back, again) + capiō (I hold).

NounEdit

receptacle (plural receptacles)

  1. A container.
  2. (botany) The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; also torus.
    1. In the Asteraceae, the end of the peduncle to which all of the florets of the flower head are attached.
  3. (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.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 07:10