or gree·gree, gris-gris
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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for greegree
Historical Examples of 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
gris-gris or greegree
noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees
an African talisman, amulet, or charm
Word Origin for grigri
of African origin
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