Canton crepe


noun

a thin, light, silk or rayon crepe with a finely wrinkled surface, heavier in texture than crepe de Chine.

Origin of Canton crepe

1860–65; named after Canton, China
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British Dictionary definitions for canton crepe

Canton crepe

/ (ˈkæntɒn, -tən) /

noun

a fine crinkled silk or rayon crepe fabric, slightly heavier than crepe de Chine

Word Origin for Canton crepe

C19: named after Canton, China, where it was originally made
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