Share this entry
corbeille Syllabification: cor·beille
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrbəl/ /kôrˈbā/

Definition of corbeille in English:


An elegant basket of flowers or fruit.
Example sentences
  • He ordered the corbeille from Paris, and contained himself with what patience he could until it arrived; then they were married.
  • He smiled as he thought of the magnificent corbeille of flowers which he had already sent over to the Restaurant Bavaria to be placed in the breakfast-room.


Early 19th century: French, 'basket' (see also corbeil).

Definition of corbeille in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources