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Meaning of CRAPE

Pronunciation:  kreyp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
  2. [n]  small very thin pancake
  3. [v]  curl tightly, of hair
  4. [v]  cover with crape

CRAPE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crepe, crepe, crepe, crimp, French pancake, frizz, frizzle, kink, kink up
 See Also: battercake, Canton crepe, cloth, cover, crepe de Chine, crepe marocain, crepe Suzette, curl, fabric, flannelcake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake, marocain, material, pancake, textile, wave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    {Oriental crape}. See {Canton crape}.
  2. \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.