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.
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