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corbeil

[kawr-buh l; French kawr-bey] /ˈkɔr bəl; French kɔrˈbeɪ/
noun
1.
a sculptured ornament, especially on a capital, having the form of a basket.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French corbeille < Late Latin corbicula, equivalent to Latin corbi(s) basket + -cula -cule1
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corbeil

/ˈkɔːbəl; French kɔrbɛj/
noun
1.
(architect) a carved ornament in the form of a basket of fruit, flowers, etc
Word Origin
C18: from French corbeille basket, from Late Latin corbicula a little basket, from Latin corbis basket
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