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Definitions of receptacle:

part of speech: noun

A place or vessel into which a thing is received, or in which it may be contained; in bot., that part of the fructification which bears or receives other parts, as the expanded top of the peduncle of a dandelion, the inner surface of a fig, & c.

part of speech: noun

Anything, as a vessel, used to hold other things; a place of deposit.

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In bot., the coat immediately enveloping the sporules of the lower tribes of acotyledons. ...

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