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 for Oriental crape
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. --Pope.
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     Crape myrtle (Bot.), a very ornamental shrub
        ({Lagerstroemia 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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