or gree·gree, gris-gris
- an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
Origin of grigri
First recorded in 1755–65, grigri is from the French word gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure
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Examples from the Web for greegree
I saw a native doctor making his "greegree," or charm, for rain.Journal of an African Cruiser
The "Greegree Bush" has both an industrial and an educational purpose.
It is death for a man to be found within the limits of the "Greegree Bush," no matter what his purpose may be.
- a variant spelling of grigri
gris-gris or greegree
- an African talisman, amulet, or charm
of African origin
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