greegree

[ gree-gree ]
/ ˈgri gri /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. greed,
  2. greedily,
  3. greediness,
  4. greedy,
  5. greedy guts,
  6. greek,
  7. greek alphabet,
  8. greek calends,
  9. greek catholic,
  10. greek church

grigri

or gree·gree, gris-gris

[ gree-gree ]
/ ˈgri gri /

noun, plural gri·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.

  • 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.



British Dictionary definitions for greegree

greegree

/ (ˈɡriːɡriː) /

noun

a variant spelling of grigri

grigri

gris-gris or greegree

/ (ˈɡriːɡriː) /

noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees

an African talisman, amulet, or charm

Word Origin for grigri

of African origin

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