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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  saint  in  crape  is  twice  a  saint  in  lawn.  --Pope. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crape  \Crape\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Craped}  (kr[=a]pt);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Craping}.]  [F.  cr[^e]per,  fr  L.  crispare  to  curl, 
  crisp,  fr  crispus.  See  {Crape},  n.] 
  To  form  into  ringlets;  to  curl;  to  crimp;  to  friz;  as  to 
  crape  the  hair;  to  crape  silk. 
 
  The  hour  for  curling  and  craping  the  hair.  --Mad. 
  D'Arblay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crape 
  n  1:  small  very  thin  pancake  [syn:  {crepe},  {French  pancake}] 
  2:  a  soft  thin  light  cloth  with  a  crinkled  surface  [syn:  {crepe}] 
  v  1:  cover  with  crape  [syn:  {crepe}] 
  2:  curl  tightly,  of  hair  [syn:  {crimp},  {frizzle},  {frizz},  {kink 
  up},  {kink}] 




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