Canton 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]

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  • 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

  • Crape — Detail of a Kimono Crape (an Anglicized version of the Fr. crêpe [1]) is a silk, wool, or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance. (The word crape is also used as an Anglicized spelling of …   Wikipedia

  • Canton crepe — noun a soft thick crinkled dress crepe; heavier than crepe de Chine • Hypernyms: ↑crepe, ↑crape * * * ˈka(a)n.ˌtän noun Usage: often capitalized 1st C Etymology: from Canton, China : a soft thick dress crepe made of silk or r …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Lagerstromia Indica — 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

  • Crepe — Cr[^e]pe (kr[asl]p), [F.] n. 1. Same as {Crape}. [Also spelled {crepe}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (kr[^a]p; Eng. kr[=a]p), Any of various crapelike fabrics, whether crinkled or not. 3. A small thin pancake. [wns16=2] [PJC] 4. Paper with a finely crinkle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crepe — Cr[^e]pe (kr[asl]p), [F.] n. 1. Same as {Crape}. [Also spelled {crepe}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (kr[^a]p; Eng. kr[=a]p), Any of various crapelike fabrics, whether crinkled or not. 3. A small thin pancake. [wns16=2] [PJC] 4. Paper with a finely crinkle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crepe de Chine — Crepe Cr[^e]pe (kr[asl]p), [F.] n. 1. Same as {Crape}. [Also spelled {crepe}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (kr[^a]p; Eng. kr[=a]p), Any of various crapelike fabrics, whether crinkled or not. 3. A small thin pancake. [wns16=2] [PJC] 4. Paper with a finely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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