Crape

Definition of Crape

Pronunciation: krāpt
n.1.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.
A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
- Pope.
Crape myrtle
(Bot.) a very ornamental shrub (Lagerströmia 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.
v. t.1.To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.
[imp. & p. p. Craped (krāpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Craping.]
The hour for curling and craping the hair.
- Mad. D'Arblay.

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