corbeil

or cor·beille

[ kawr-buhl; French kawr-bey ]
/ ˈkɔr bəl; French kɔrˈbeɪ /

noun

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

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Origin of corbeil

First recorded in 1700–10; from French corbeille, from Late Latin corbicula, equivalent to Latin corbi(s) “basket” + -cula diminutive suffix; see -cule1
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corbeil

corbeille

/ (ˈkɔːbəl, French kɔrbɛj) /

noun

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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