Definition of corbeil in English:

corbeil

noun

Architecture
  • A representation in stone of a basket of flowers.

    • ‘Fluted columns, corbeils and beaded panel support and augment the mouldings.’
    • ‘Set of 6 very good corbeils in old weathered condition with traces of original red paint.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from French corbeille ‘basket’, from late Latin corbicula ‘small basket’, diminutive of corbis.

Pronunciation

corbeil

/ˈkɔːbeɪl/