Laeken Cemetery Crypt

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A coffin contains a corpse and is usually buried or cremated. A casket is an ornamented box and is not buried or cremated. A casket is usually defined for jewelry storage.

I’m sure you are correct, but I’ve worked at a cemetery for 14 years & we are strongly discouraged from using the word “coffin” - it is always “casket”, at least in my corner of the world.

I had to look it up. That shows you how much I knew. I never heard anybody call a jewelry box a casket, but that’s what the dictionary says.