Definition of matapee in US English:

matapee

(also matapi, matapie)

noun

  • In Guyana and islands of the Caribbean: a flexible basket in the form of a cylinder, used to squeeze the poisonous juice from cassava pulp.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Stedman (1744–1797), army officer and author. From Carib matapi.

Pronunciation

matapee

/ˈmatəˌpiː/