Oriental crape
Crape Crape (kr[=a]p), n. [F. cr[^e]pe, fr. L. crispus curled, crisped. See {Crisp}.] A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen. [1913 Webster]

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Crape myrtle} (Bot.), a very ornamental shrub ({Lagerstr["o]mia Indica}) from the East Indies, often planted in the Southern United States. Its foliage is like that of the myrtle, and the flower has wavy crisped petals.

{Oriental crape}. See {Canton crape}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Oriental crape — Canton crape Can ton crape (kr[=a]p ). A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; called also {Oriental crape}. De Colange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crape — (kr[=a]p), n. [F. cr[^e]pe, fr. L. crispus curled, crisped. See {Crisp}.] A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crape myrtle — Crape Crape (kr[=a]p), n. [F. cr[^e]pe, fr. L. crispus curled, crisped. See {Crisp}.] A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Canton crape — Can ton crape (kr[=a]p ). A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; called also {Oriental crape}. De Colange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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