Definition of corbeille in English:

corbeille

noun

  • An elegant basket of flowers or fruit.

    ‘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.’

Pronunciation

corbeille

/ˈkôrbəl/ /ˈkɔrbəl/ /kôrˌbā/ /kɔrˌbeɪ/

Origin

Early 19th century French, ‘basket’ (see also corbeil).