[kawr-buh l; French kawr-bey]
a sculptured ornament, especially on a capital, having the form of a basket.
Origin of corbeil
< French corbeille
< Late Latin corbicula,
equivalent to Latin corbi(s
) basket + -cula -cule1
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Examples from the Web for corbeil
Historical Examples of corbeil
With the fall of Corbeil both the Seine and Marne were re-opened.
We are just arriving at Corbeil, where we shall change horses.
After a number of attempted reconciliations, he was outlawed and died at Corbeil .
The brothers established and endowed hospitals at Corbeil and at Neuilly-sur-Seine.
In recognition of their generosity the city of Corbeil erected a monument in their honour.
British Dictionary definitions for corbeil
architect a carved ornament in the form of a basket of fruit, flowers, etc
Word Origin for corbeil
C18: from French corbeille basket, from Late Latin corbicula a little basket, from Latin corbis basket
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