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1. See crepe.
2. A black band worn, as on the sleeve, as a sign of mourning. Also called crepe.
tr.v. craped, crap·ing, crapes
To cover or drape with or as if with crape.
[Alteration of French crêpe; see crepe.]
1. (Textiles) a variant spelling of crepe
2. (Textiles) crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a band of black crepe worn in mourning
crepe(kreɪp; for 3 also krɛp)
n., pl. crepes (kreɪps; for 3 also krɛps or krɛp) n.
1. a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or pebbled surface.
2. a usu. black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
3. a thin, light, delicate pancake.
4. crepe paper.
6. to cover, drape, or clothe with crepe.Also, crape (for defs. 1,2,4-6); crêpe (for defs. 1-3).
[1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled]
Past participle: craped
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|Noun||1.||crape - small very thin pancake|
battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, hot cake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
crepe Suzette - crepes flamed in a sweet orange-and-lemon flavored liqueur sauce
|2.||crape - a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface|
Canton crepe - a soft thick crinkled dress crepe; heavier than crepe de Chine
crepe de Chine - a very thin crepe of silk or silklike fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
|Verb||1.||crape - cover or drape with crape; "crape the mirror"|
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
|2.||crape - curl tightly; "crimp hair"|