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receptacle

Botany
a. the enlarged or modified tip of the flower stalk that bears the parts of the flower
b. the shortened flattened stem bearing the florets of the capitulum of composite flowers such as the daisy
c. the part of lower plants that bears the reproductive organs or spores

Receptacle

An electrical device to receive the prongs of a plug and which is connected to an electrical circuit. Available in several types to receive two prongs and a ground wire.

Receptacle

 

in botany, a tangled mass of hyphae formed on, or sometimes inside of, a plant or other substrate affected by a fungus. The upper part consists of a mass of approximate conidi-ophores with conidia or individual fruiting structures. The receptacle is the spore-bearing structure of many imperfect and ascomycetous fungi in which fruiting bodies develop within the mycelium or on its surface.


Receptacle

 

(also torus or thalamus), in a flower the axis that bears the calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil. The internodes are greatly shortened or absent, and longitudinal growth is limited. The longest axes are characteristic of primitive flowers, for example, certain species of magnolia.

receptacle

[ri′sep·tə·kəl]
(botany)
The pointed end of a pedicel or peduncle from which the flower parts grow.
(electricity)

receptacle

A device which is installed in an outlet box to receive a plug for the supply of electric current to an appliance or portable equipment.
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