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karrie, noun3

Forms:
karee, karieShow more Also karee, karie, karree, karri, kiri, kirie, kirrey, korree.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Khoikhoi, NamaShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of Khoikhoi ‖kare, ‖kari, the name of a root or plant (found in Nama !kari-b honey-beer).
1. a. A fermented drink made of honey or prickly-pear syrup to which powder from the root of the karriemoer (see sense 2) is added as a leaven; cf. honey-beer. b. Any of several plants whose roots are so used; the powder made from these roots. Also attributive.
1835 J.W.D. Moodie Ten Yrs in S. Afr. I. 229A particular plant..grows in some of the most arid situations of the interior of the colony...This plant, as well as the drink which is made by its means, is called ‘Karee’.
1992 Weekend Post 24 Oct. (Leisure) 1The more karrie (or root powder), the bigger the kick.
2. combinations
karrie-making (objective);
karriemoer /ˈkariˌmuːr/ [Afrikaans, moer leaven], any of several plants of the genera Trichodiadema, Euphorbia, and Anacampseros, whose roots are powdered and used as yeast in the making of karrie; the powdered roots of these plants; moer noun1 sense 1 b. See also gli.
1973 S. Stander (tr. of M. Versveld) in A.P. Brink’s Brandy in S. Afr. 172Strange that we make so little use of honey-beer, or karrie...Most farmers don’t talk too much about karrie-making, but..if you want to bake a good ‘mosbolletjie’ you have to keep a bottle of karrie-lees on your shelf.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 280Kareemoer, Trichodiadema stellatum...The tuber was used by the Hottentots in beer-making, the product obtained being a deliriant and intoxicant, with an earlier stimulating action.
A fermented drink made of honey or prickly-pear syrup to which powder from the root of the karriemoer (see 2) is added as a leaven;
Any of several plants whose roots are so used; the powder made from these roots. Also attributive.

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