Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sculptured basket of flowers or fruits used as an architectural ornament.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fortification, a small basket or gabion, to be filled with earth and set upon a parapet, to shelter men from the fire of besiegers.
  • noun In architecture and decorative art, an ornament in the form of a basket containing flowers, fruits, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.), obsolete A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.
  • noun (Fort.) Small gabions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A decorative basket for the display of flowers or fruits.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French corbeille, from Late Latin corbicula, little basket, diminutive of Latin corbis, basket.]

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