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“… Show was a receptacle for a man's urine …”

meanings of receptacle


  1. A container.
  2. In the Asteraceae (aster or sunflower family), the end of the peduncle to which all of the florets of the flower head are attached.
  3. (botany) The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; a thalamus, a torus.
  4. A contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug (typically by receiving the plug's prongs) to supply portable appliances or equipment.
  5. A structure at the end of a branch of an alga containing conceptacles (reproductive organs).
  6. An organ that receives and holds a secretion.

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