A crepe is a thin, French type of pancake. It's also a word for a type of thin, crinkly paper. Don't confuse your crepes and start chewing on paper.

Both types of crepes are thin, though there's only one kind you'd want to eat. The inedible crepe is paper that's very thin and crinkly. Crepe paper is usually colored and is often used in decorations. The other type of crepe is a thin pancake that is filled with many types of food, including meat and fruit. Crepes are even thinner than Swedish pancakes, and they're either sweet or savory. This word shares a linguistic ancestor with English's crisp.

Definitions of crepe
  1. noun
    small very thin pancake
    synonyms: French pancake, crape
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    crepe Suzette
    crepes flamed in a sweet orange-and-lemon flavored liqueur sauce
    type of:
    battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake, pancake
    a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  2. noun
    paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
    synonyms: crepe paper
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    type of:
    a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  3. noun
    a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
    synonyms: crape
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    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
    crepe marocain, marocain
    a dress crepe; similar to Canton crepe
    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  4. verb
    cover or drape with crape
    synonyms: crape
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    type of:
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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