Pant had been down the river in a dory for bananas, cocoanuts and casabas.
The aged Carib woman was frying cakes made from casabas ground to powder and mixed with water.
1889, from Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to U.S. The old name is literally "the town."
A woman's breasts
[1970s+; fr casaba,a kind of melon, fr Kassaba, a Turkish town that exported them]