noun[mass noun] West Indian
A thick brown syrup made by boiling down the juice of grated cassava with sugar and spices, used as a flavouring for pepper pot (see pepper pot (sense 2)).
- It is a concoction of hot pepper, spice, sugar, cassareep, and salted meat, such as beef and/or pork, and is eaten with rice or another starch.
- It took its flavours both from spices that were grown in the new colonies, and from cassareep, a syrupy reduction of the juice expressed from grated bitter cassava root, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon.
- Pepper pot, served throughout the season, is a meat stew flavored with casareep, a cassava extract.
From Arawak casiripe.
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