The reason why I'm asking this question is because all the main online dictionaries provide the same meaning for this word, that is: a person who receives something. They don't mention objects used to store something, like water, for example.
Isn't a bottle a recipient used to store liquids?
If we go to Google images and type "water recipient" it shows us a lot of bottles.
Cambridge definition for recipient:
a person who receives something
a person or organization that receives something, such as money, a prize, etc.