Definition of cassareep in English:


Syllabification: cas·sa·reep
Pronunciation: /ˈkasəˌrēp
(also casareep)


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)).
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    • 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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