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cor·beilalso cor·beille (kôr′bəl, kôr-bā′)
A sculptured basket of flowers or fruits used as an architectural ornament.
[French corbeille, from Late Latin corbicula, little basket, diminutive of Latin corbis, basket.]
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corbeil(ˈkɔːbəl; French kɔrbɛj) or
(Architecture) 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]
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or cor•beille(ˈkɔr bəl, kɔrˈbeɪ)
a sculptured architectural ornament, esp. on a capital, having the form of a basket.
[1700–10; < French corbeille < Late Latin corbicula= Latin corbi(s) basket + -cula -cule1]
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A sculpture of a basket of fruit or flowers, used as an architectural ornament.
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