[kawr-buh l; French kawr-bey]


a sculptured ornament, especially on a capital, having the form of a basket.

Origin of corbeil

1700–10; < French corbeille < Late Latin corbicula, equivalent to Latin corbi(s) basket + -cula -cule1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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