Definition of receptaculum in English:

receptaculum

noun

  • 1Anatomy and Zoology= "receptacle".

  • 2Botany= "receptacle". Now rare.

  • 3Chiefly Mycology= "receptacle". Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Sprat (d. 1713), bishop of Rochester. From classical Latin receptāculum receptacle.

Pronunciation

receptaculum

/ˌrɛsɛpˈtakjʊləm/