Definition of cassareep in English:

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cassareep

Pronunciation: /ˈkasəˌrēp/
(also casareep)

noun

West Indian
A thick brown syrup made by boiling down the juice of grated cassava with sugar and spices, and typically used as a flavoring for pepper pot (see pepper pot (sense 2)).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

From Arawak casiripe.

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Syllabification: cas·sa·reep

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