A can used to put trash in is an example of a trash receptacle.
Other Word Forms
Origin of receptacle
- Middle English from Old French from Latin receptāculum from receptāre to receive again frequentative of recipere to receive receive
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin receptāculum (“reservoir, receptacle"), from receptō (“I receive back or again, recover"), frequentative of recipiō (“I receive; hold back, reserve"), from re- (“back, again") + capiō (“I hold").