- the juice of bitter cassava root, boiled down to a syrup and used as a flavoring for food, especially in West Indian cookery.
Origin of cassareep
1825–35; apocopated variant of earlier cassarepo < Carib
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Examples from the Web for cassareep
Cassareep is the basis of that favourite West Indian dish “Pepper-pot.”
Then mix the powder, paste, chutnee, and cassareep into a thin paste with the lemon juice.
The concentrated juice of the bitter cassava, under the name of cassareep, forms the basis of the West India dish, "pepper pot."The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
The birds, soon ready for the pot, were in a few minutes boiling away among the "cassareep" and peppers.
- the juice of the bitter cassava root, boiled down to a syrup and used as a flavouring, esp in West Indian cookery
C19: of Carib origin
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