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noun 
  1. A container
  2. Botanical term for that 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.
    1. (electrical) US -- a contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug and flexible cord to supply portable equipment or appliances.
Etymology: From Latin receptaculum, from recipere, "to receive", from capere, "to hold"


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