corbeil

corbeil

[kawr-buhl; French kawr-bey]
noun
a sculptured ornament, especially on a capital, having the form of a basket.

Origin:
1700–10; < French corbeille < Late Latin corbicula, equivalent to Latin corbi(s) basket + -cula -cule1

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corbeil or corbeille (ˈkɔːbəl, French kɔrbɛj, ˈkɔːbəl, French kɔrbɛj)
 
n
architect a carved ornament in the form of a basket of fruit, flowers, etc
 
[C18: from French corbeille basket, from Late Latin corbicula a little basket, from Latin corbis basket]
 
corbeille or corbeille
 
n
 
[C18: from French corbeille basket, from Late Latin corbicula a little basket, from Latin corbis basket]

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